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Soldier, militant killed in an encounter in South Kashmir's Kulgam district

Soldier, militant killed in an encounter in South Kashmir's Kulgam district

A soldier, who was critically injured in the gunbattle with militants at Nowbug Kund in Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries, PTI reported quoting Army sources.

Meanwhile clashes erupted in Redwani area of Kulgam district and in other adjacent areas in South Kashmir.

A guerilla war is going on between militants and Indian troops stationed in Indian-controlled Kashmir since 1989.

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Encounters ensued between militants and security forces at two places in south Kashmir early Tuesday morning, official sources said. As the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter, he said.

In Pulwama, militants fired at security forces including the Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force in Laam village near Tral town.

"Cordon and search operation turns into gunfight in Nowbug Kund Qazigund of Kulgam", a police spokesman said.


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