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1 militant killed,2-3 trapped in ongoing Kulgam gun-fight

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4 July 2020

An unidentified terrorist was killed and two soldiers were injured on Saturday in a gun fight, which is underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam, the police said.

Gurinderpal Singh, Kulgam’s superintendent of police, said a search and cordon operation was launched in Arreh village in Kulgam under the Kulgam police station’s jurisdiction. 

A gunfight broke out between militants and security in Arreh Mohanpora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday afternoon.

An official said that a joint team of Police, army’s 34 RR  and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.

As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.

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