South Kashmir: Encounter Breaks Out in Kulgam Village

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Srinagar- An encounter broke out between militants and state forces in Sighanpor area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday, police said.

State forces launched a cordon and search operation in Sighanpor area of Kulgam after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

The encounter is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.

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