Four terrorists eliminated in J-K's Kulgam; Solider dies in encounter

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Srinagar, Jul 6 (PTI) At least four terrorists were killed and a soldier laid down his life in twin encounters in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

They said contact with terrorists was established during a cordon and search operation in the Frisal Chinnigam area of Kulgam. In the exchange of fire there so far, four terrorists have been killed, the officials said, adding their bodies have been sighted.

Drone footage of the encounter site has shown four bodies lying there, but they could not be retrieved yet as firing was still going on, the officials said.

The operation is on, the officials added.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, V K Birdhi, who visited the encounter site, said the operation will continue.

“Some bodies (of terrorists) have been sighted, but the encounter has not concluded yet,” he told reporters.

The site of the encounter is not near the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway but in the interior areas of the district, the IGP said.

He said the J-K Police and security forces continue to keep track of the movement of terrorists and the killing of these terrorists is a significant achievement for the security forces.

Earlier, a gunfight broke out in Modergam village of the south Kashmir district after security forces launched a cordon and search operation there following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists, the officials said.

The officials said an army soldier sustained fatal injuries in the exchange of fire. PTI SSB MIJSSB MIJ RT