Four militants were killed in an encounter between security forces and militants in Yaripora of Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning. In the Kulgam encounter, two security personnel and one civilian were also killed while two others were injured in the operation.
Encounter still underway in south Kashmir.
The security jawans have also recovered four weapons from the militants.
According to initial reports coming in, militants are hiding in a house in Yaripora. Acting on a tip-off by police, army cordoned off a village in Kulgam, 60 km from Srinagar. Three other militants, believed to be severely injured during the gunfight, managed to escape. Hunt is on to nab them, sources said. An encounter broke out this morning in Frisal area after security forces launched the cordon and search operation, a police official said, adding the operation was still on.
Martyrs of Kulgam (J&K) encounter: Lance Naik Bhandoriya Gopal Singh, from Ahmedabad and Sepoy Raghubeer Singh, from Chamoli(Uttarakhand) pic.twitter.com/3epS2bS5VI— ANI (@ANI_news) February 12, 2017
However, army hasn't confirmed the death figures, ANI tweeted quoting Army that "different unconfirmed figures on casualties of security forces & terrorists are doing rounds. Operation in Kulgam (J&K) is still on."
In recent months, encounter between security personnels and militants spurted, On February 4, A “major terrorist operation” was carried in which two top Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Superintendent of Police (Operations) Shafqat Hussain and a Sub-Inspector, Mohammad Murtaza, were also injured in the gun battle which took place near Amargarh village of Sopore, 50 kms from here, after police intercepted the two militants travelling in a vehicle, a police spokesman said.
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 12, 2017