Srinagar February, 12: Four Militants were killed in a encounter with police and security forces in Kulgam today. In this encounter two Army personnel and a civilian also last their lives.
Acting on a specific information about the presence of militants in Nagbal, Frisal area of Kulgam District, Kulgam Police along with Ist-RR and 18th BN of CRPF cordoned off the suspected house and started the search operation. During the cordon three militants managed to escape from the cordon. Consequently, the hiding militants opened fire on the joint search party. In the initial firing two soldiers of Ist RR identified as Raguveer Singh and Bandoriya Gopal Singh attained martyrdom, besides a civilian identified Ishfaq Majeed Reshi son of Abdul Majeed Reshi also got killed. Further two more security forces personnel received grievous injuries.
In the operation four militants were killed who were identified as Farooq Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Gani Bhat resident of Checki Dessand, Mohammad Younis Lone son of Ghulam Qadir Lone resident of Hawoora, both from HM outfit and Mudisir Ahmad Tantary @ Assim son Mohammad Akbar Tantary resident of Redwani Kulgam, Wakeel Ahmad Thoker son of Mohammad Ahsan resident of Hadigam, both of LeT militant outfit.
02 Ak rifles, 02 Pistols, , 01 Insas riffle and ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.
These slain militants were involved in several incidents of militancy including the killing of police men.
In the aftermath of encounter, law and order situation occurred in which some individuals sustained injuries. Among the injured one person identified as Mushtaq Ibrahim Itoo son of Mohammad Ibrahim resident of Hatigam, Srigufwara succumbed to his injured. In this connection investigation is going on.