Foreigner among three militants killed in Kulgam gunfight IGP terms it as big success

Kulgam,Dec 29: Three militants including two local and one foreigner were killed in a gunfight between government forces and militants in Mirhama area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said on Wednesday.

A senior police officer told news agency— (KNO) that three militants have been killed while as search operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar termed it as big success.

“#KulgamEncounterUpdate: Two local #terrorists and one #Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed. Search still going on. 01 M4 and 02 AK 47 rifles recovered. A big success: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted—(KNO)