Deputy SP killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam

Two Army personnel including a Major were injured, according to news agency ANI. Three to four militants are believed to be trapped.

INDIA Updated: Feb 24, 2019 17:01 IST

HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kulgam
Breaking news,Kulgam,India news
Image for representation.(PTI file photo)

A deputy superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir police, Aman Thakur was killed in an encounter with militants on in Tarigam area of the state’s Kulgam district.

Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

Militants opened firing on the security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun-battle.

Two Army personnel including a Major were injured, according to news agency ANI. Three to four militants are believed to be trapped inside a house.

The encounter broke out after the troops of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Jammu and Kashmir Police carried out cordon and search operations.

Source: Hindustan Times

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