Srinagar: Five terrorists have been gunned down in an encounter between terrorists and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam. The gunfight was started late on Friday night.
The encounter was launched at Chowgam area of Qazigund. Weapons were also recovered after the encounter came to an end.
Encounter between terrorists & security forces is underway in Kulgam's Chowgam. 3 terrorists have been killed so far. Train services between Baramulla-Qazigund have been suspended: #JammuAndKashmir Police (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/FKpU426GVd
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2018
The Jammu and Kashmir Police have, meanwhile, said that the train services between Baramulla-Qazigund have been suspended. The internet services have also been suspended in the area.
The terrorists reportedly belong to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen. They were trapped inside a residential house.
They have been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Padder, Faisal Ahmad Rather, Zahid Ahmad Mir, Masroor Molvi and Zahoor Ahmad Lone.
All five killed.Weapons recovered from encounter site. https://t.co/D6pl2gsYDx
— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) September 15, 2018
Army's 9RR (Rashtriya Rifles) and Jammu and Kashmir Police have jointly launched the encounter.