Kulgam Encounter: 2nd Militant killed, toll reaches 02, searches continues

Militant refused to surrender as his family was brought to encounter site: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar, July 04:(GNS) One more militant has been killed in ongoing operation taking toll to 02 in Arrah area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Official sources told GNS that in an ongoing firefight one more militant has been killed, taking toll to 02. However, their identity is yet to be ascertained.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told GNS that operation was halted for few hours as we brought second militant’s family to the encounter site, so that his family could persuade him to surrender.

However the trapped militant refused to surrender, the IGP added.

Meanwhile, during initial exchange of firing one militant was killed and three army soldiers including JCO was injured.

Pertinently, 122 militants have been killed so far this year in the Valley.

Earlier According to the reports reaching GNS, a joint team of Police, Army’s 34RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Arrah.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.(GNS)

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