South Kashmir: 5 Militants Killed In Kulgam Gunfight

0Shares

SRINAGAR — Five militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed on Sunday in an encounter with state forces at Keelam area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said.

.The gunfight broke out after militants opened fire on a search party of the state forces in Kulgam’s Kellem village this morning, a police official said.

He said five militants were killed in the encounter and arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot.

The slain militants were identified as Waseem Ahmad Rather, Aqib Nazir Mir, Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat, Idrees Ahmad Bhat and Zahid Ahmad Parray, the police official said.

“As per police records, it was a combined group of proscribed militant outfits HM and LeT and their (militants’) exact affiliations are being ascertained. They were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes, including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities,” a police spokesperson said.

He said this group of militants was involved in various grenade attacks across Anantnag and Kulgam districts.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS