Srinagar: Four militants were killed in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched by security forces in south Kashmir district of Kulgam on Saturday.
Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint search operation was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, Army and CRPF in DH Pora in Kulgam in the wee hours.
They said when security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. “The security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter,” they said, adding three militants were killed in the exchange of fire.
One more militant was killed in the encounter. The operation was still continuing when the reports last came in.
They said additional security forces have been rushed and the area has been further cordoned off to foil any attempts by militants to escape.