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Encounters ensue in South Kashmir

15 November 2017, 12:52 | Terri Saunders

Encounter between Security forces and terrorists underway in Kulgam in South Kashmir

Encounter between Security forces and terrorists underway

The directions were issued by the authorities after encounter ensued between militants and security forces at two places in south Kashmir - Naubugh in Qazigund in Kulgam and Tral in Pulwama.

Officials said that troops of Rashtriya Rifles along with Special Operation Group were patrolling Zachaldara area when militants fired on the forces.

The official said that militants managed to change their positions from time and time while government forces sealed all the exit routes.

Sources added that some of the militants managed to escape from the encounter. The soldier later on succumbed to their injuries.

A spokesperson of the Kashmir police said, "The police, army and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) are on the job".

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During the fierce gun fight, a militant belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen was killed.

Paying tributes to the slain militants, Hizb chief Salahuddin, in a statement issued from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, said the ongoing struggle would continue till a logical conclusion was reached. "It was a search operation during which a hideout was busted", he told CNS.

He said another encounter broke out in Laam village of Tral in Awantipora area of Pulwama after the militants fired upon a search party of security forces.

A gunfight was triggered on Tuesday after militants started firing upon security forces who were conducting search operations in a suspected spot.

Mobile internet service was suspended in Kulgam and Anantnag. The operation has not been called off yet, Pani said.

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