Updated 6.15 PM
Three militants, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Operations and an army man were killed while three forces personnel including a Major were injured in an encounter at Turigam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday afternoon.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Operations Aman Thakur was killed in an ongoing gunfight at Turigam area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday afternoon.
A police official told a local news agency that the DSP Operations Aman Thakur received critical bullet wounds in his head during the encounter and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.
An army officer of Major rank also sustained a bullet wound in his leg and was hospitalized, the officer said, adding that the condition of Major is said to be stable.
Earlier a militant was killed and a trooper was injured, during the gunfight the officer said.
He said that the injured forces personnel has been evacuated to hospital for treatment.
He said that the body of the slain militant is lying at the encounter site and is yet to be recovered as the operation is still underway.
Earlier, a joint team of army’s 34 RR, CRPF and SOG launched cordon and search operation in Turigam village, he said.
The cordon was laid in the area following inputs about the presence of some militants in the area, he said.
Local media reports -:A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Turigam village of Yaripora in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.
According to reports, a joint team of army, CRPF, and SOG cordoned off Turigam area of Yaripora after receiving inputs about the presence of militants.
Reports said that as the forces intensified searches at the suspected site the hiding militants fired upon government forces triggering a gunfight.
A senior Police official said that the cordon was laid in the area following credible inputs about the presence of some Jaish-e- Mohammad militants in the area.
He said that soon after the joint team of forces fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants believed to be two in number including a top commander opened fire triggering of an encounter.
When reports last came in the intermittent exchange of firing was going on.