Srinagar, June 16: Two militants including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Junaid Mattoo has been gunned down in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
However, an encounter is underway as two terrorists are still holed up.
Security forces began search operation early morning after they suspected the presence of three militants in a building at Idgah Mohalla in Kulgam’s Arwani village, later they cordon off the region.
Jammu & Kashmir: Encounter underway between security forces and terrorists in Kulgam's Arwani village (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/cfCkhaIjrC
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 16, 2017
During an ongoing gunfight, villagers protested and stone pelted to interrupt the operation of security forces against the militants.
In this, a civilian, named Muhammad Ashraf was killed after suffering from bullet injury.
IGP Kashmir, Muneer Khan told ANI, “Kulgam operation is in progress, we are responding to firing by terrorists: IGP Kashmir, Muneer Khan on Kulgam encounter”.
On recent attacks in Kashmir he said presence of militants, especially in South is higher than north.