J-K: Encounter in Kulgam ends as terrorists flee spot

The gunfight ended between the militants and security as the terrorists fled the spot.

india Updated: Dec 03, 2016 12:43 IST
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Indian Border Security Force soldiers patrolling near the India-Pakistan international border area in Akhnoor sector.(AP File Photo)

The encounter between security forces and militants that broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district has ended as the terrorists fled the spot

A government employee was killed during the overnight counter-insurgency operation but the militants managed to give security forces the slip, officials said on Saturday.

The security forces including army launched a counter-insurgency operation in Chancer area of Kulgam district last night, following information about presence of ultras in the area, police officials said.

The officials said an employee of the Fisheries Department, Assadullah Kumar, was killed in the firing that broke out minutes after the security forces had cordoned off the area.

An army official said the operation was called off this morning after the security forces did not find any militant.

The militants might have escaped taking advantage of darkness, the official said.

However, the official was tight-lipped about the death of the civilian.

Meanwhile, local residents staged a protest against the killing of Kumar and blocked Srinagar-Jammu National Highway at Vessu.

First Published: Dec 03, 2016 12:42 IST