Three terrorists were killed in an encounter between security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam. The encounter was reported late last night in Chowgam area of Qazigund.
Police officials said a total of five militants were believed to be engaged in the encounter.
Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Chowgam, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area this morning.
Amid the ongoing search operation, the militants opened fire on the security forces, prompting them to retaliate and kill three of the outlaws, officials said, adding the operation is continuing.
Meanwhile, train services have been suspended in the valley due to apprehensions of law and order problems. The train services between Baramulla-Qazigund have been suspended.
Earlier on Thursday, three terrorists of pro-Pakistan Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed and 12 security personnel, including three officers, injured in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district. The gunfight ensued a day after terrorists fired on a police party and escaped the spot.
The encounter broke out after security forces, comprising CRPF, police and Army personnel, during a cordon and search operation, zeroed in on a location near a house in the district’s Kakriyal area, and surrounded the terrorists.
On the same day, two other militants were killed in a separate encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The gunfight came after a search operation in Chinkipora near Arampora area of Sopore town in the north Kashmir district following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.