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Militant killed in encounter by security forces in Kulgam, J&K

On Saturday, one militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Srinagar:  On Saturday, one militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

“The cordon and search operation was launched in Kulgam police station jurisdiction where terrorists fired upon joint forces triggering an encounter. Updates will be given post conclusion of the operation,” the Kulgam Police said.

Ensuing specific information about militant presence in the Arrah area of Kulgam, South Kashmir security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.

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As the forces were conducting the searches in the area, militants fired upon them, the official said. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter in which a militant was killed, he added.

The militant killed was identified as “Zahid Ahmad Dass, son of Ghulam Mohammad Dass, resident of Waghama Bijbehara”, police stated.

He said the operation is on and more details are awaited.