Kulgam Encounter: Three militants killed during five hours long gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 21: At least three militants have been killed in Kulgam encounter in five hours long gunfight between militants and security forces. Arms and ammunition have also been recovered during the gunfight. Identification of militants being ascertained.

Earlier, an encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district Sunday, police said.

A cordon and search operation was launched in the Laroo area in south Kashmir this morning following specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired on them, and an encounter broke out.

Meanwhile, a soldier was injured in a gunfight with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. 

"As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces. The injured soldier was immediately shifted to a hospital. Two to three militants are believed to be hiding inside a residential house in the area under cordon," the police added.