Militant killed in ongoing Kulgam gunfight

Srinagar

A militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter with government forces at Gopalpora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.

Reports said that a joint team of the army’s 34RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Gopalpora village.

As the joint team of forces intensified the searches and fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the militants hiding inside opened fire leading to a gunfight, they said.

A police officer told news agency GNS that the cordon was laid following specific information about the presence of some militants in the area which resulted in an encounter.

In the initial phase of a gunfight, one militant has been killed and operation is going on.

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