Militant killed, 2 civilians, soldier hurt in encounter

TNN Bureau. Updated: 9/27/2022 11:54:39 AM Front Page

Srinagar: A militant of Jaish-e-Mohammad was killed and three people, including two civilians, were injured during an anti-militancy operation in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening, police said.
The gunfight broke out at Batpora area of Kulgam when joint teams of forces launched a cordon and a search operation (CASO) following an input about militant presence.

“As the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter a terrorist of proscribed terror outfit JeM killed,” a police officer said, adding the search operation in the area is still underway.

“Killed #terrorist has been identified as Abu Hurarah, a foreign #Pakistani terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM. #Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including AK rifle recovered,” ADGP Kashmir tweeted
Earlier in a tweet this evening, police said a soldier and two civilians were injured in the ongoing encounter.
"... All the 03 injured (were) shifted to hospital for treatment. Operation (is)going on," the tweet said
Prior to the Kulgam operation, this month nine militants have been killed in various gunfights in Kashmir.

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