Jammu and Kashmir: Militants killed during encounter in Kulgam district

The operation is still underway.

At least two terrorists were killed in the encounter which broke out in Jammu and Kashmir?s Kulgam this morning.

Notably, On February 4, an encounter took place in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, in which two terrorists were killed.

Police said they had information militants were hiding in Nagbal Frisal area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

According to reports, the security forces have launched a manhunt to nab three other terrorists who have been injured in the gunbattle and are hiding. The army, which got a tip-off from the police late at night, cordoned off a village in the region which is 60 kilometres away from Srinagar.

The security forces have recovered the bodies of two of the militants, identified as Mudasir Tantary and Mohd Hashim, associated with Hizbul Mujahideen.

The search operations was still in progress as security forces suspect that some militants might have managed to escape to nearby areas, the official said.

  • Leroy Wright