Srinagar(Hindustan Times),Feb 10, 2019 - Security forced killed five militants in encounter that raged for six hours in South Kashmir’s Kellam Devsar in Kulgam district on Sunday.
The encounter broke out after a joint team of Police, Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF launched a cordon and search operation following a tip off about the presence of militants in the area. The fire fight ended at 12 noon as the security neutralised all five militants.
“Five terrorists have been killed. Weapons and warlike stores were recovered from the site of encounter,” army spokesman Colonel Rajesh
Army and police officials said the militants were locals.
Security forces initially suspected two to three militants were hiding in the village, about 100 km south of Srinagar.
There were clashes near encounter site between troopers and locals who tried to break the cordon.
A police spokesman confirmed that encounter is underway in the area. Last week army in a brief encounter had killed top Laskhar commander in neighbouring Pulwama district.