2 militants killed, soldier, civilian injured in Qazigund

Dec 05, 2017, 01:09
2 militants killed, soldier, civilian injured in Qazigund

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth while one Indian soldier was killed in an attack in Qazigund area of Kulgam district, today. Due to encounter, authorities suspended traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway while train service to Banihal was also stopped.

The house in which the militants were hiding was fully destroyed during the gunfight.

After the attack, the militants, said to be two in number, entered a private house which was surrounded immediately by the security forces.

Official sources said that a group of militants opened indiscriminate fire upon army's patrolling party in Bounigam in Qazigund, leaving three soldiers injured.

Director General of Police (DGP) DR S P Vaid said dead bodies of two militants have been recovered and search operation was still going on. In ensuing encounter, another Army jawan was injured, the police said.

Meanwhile, local sources told Kashmir Reader that a civilian identified as Suhail Ahmad Khan (29) son of M Yaqoob Khan was injured when forces opened fire on protesters near the gunfight site. Soon after the attack, army along with additional reinforcement launched a cordon and search operation to nab the assailants.

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