Encounter in Kulgam, cordon layers tightened: Officials

Kulgam: A gunfight between the security forces and terrorists is underway at Samnoo village of Damhal Hanjipora belt in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Official sources told KNO that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

They said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

“The operation got delayed due to the darkness while the cordon layers have been tightened to ensure the militants aren’t able to flee,” they said.

“Lights have been installed to keep a watch on the spot where terrorists are hiding,” they said.

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