Srinagar, May 22 : A militant was reportedly killed on Wednesday by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the south Kashmir district of Kulgam, official sources said.
They said troops of Rashitriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a CASO at Gopalpora, Kulgam following a tip off about the presence of militants. However, when the security forces were sealing the area, militants hiding there opened fire, they said adding security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter.
A militant was reportedly killed, they said adding body was not yet recovered. The operation was going on when the reports last came in. Meanwhile, additional security forces and police have been deployed in the adjoining areas to prevent any demonstration. The authorities have suspended mobile internet service in Kulgam to prevent rumours. UNI