2 militants killed, 1 arrested during encounter in Kulgam

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Kulgam, J&K

In retaliatory fire by the joint encounter team of the Army, paramilitary units and J&K police, two terrorists - identified as Dawood Ahmed Ali and Shaiyar Ahmed Wani - were killed while Arief Sofi was later arrested.

However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons.

Read Also: Rajnath Singh praises Jammu and Kashmir Police, says they are born with unassailable and unmatched courage "The terrorists were asked to surrender and among them".

Indian government forces martyred two Kashmir youth on Monday in an alleged gun battle, sparking protests by local civilians, police said.

Security forces also arrested one militant.

An AK-47 rifle, along with two of its magazines and 63 rounds, and an INSAS rifle, with a magazine and 60 rounds, were seized from the encounter site. The other two terrorists tried to escape from the spot while firing indiscriminately on the security forces.

This comes hours after an encounter in the Shopian district on Sunday, when a Hizbul terrorist was neutralised and another apprehended alive.

More than 140 militants have been killed so far this year in the restive Kashmir valley, where India has deployed thousands of additional troops to hunt for anti-India militants in an offensive dubbed "Operation Allout".

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