Srinagar, May 29: A militant was reportedly killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Kulgam on Wednesday, official sources said.
Meanwhile, internet mobile service has been suspended as a precautionary measure in Kulgam since early this morning to prevent rumours. Clashes erupted in the nearby villages between demonstrators and security forces.
Sources said that CASO was launched by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the wee hours of Wednesday following a tip off about the presence of militants.
When the troops were moving towards a particular area in the village, militants hiding there opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons. Security forces retaliated killing a militant.
"The operation was going on when the reports last came in. Two to three militants are holed up in the area," they added.