RPG launcher, grenades recovered from Kulgam encounter site, major incident averted: IGP Kashmir

RPG launcher, grenades recovered from Kulgam encounter site, major incident averted: IGP Kashmir
Arms recovered from the possession of the slain militant Image source: Twitter/ Kashmir Zone Police

Srinagar, Aug 13: Two Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), an RPG launcher and an AK 47 rifle were recovered from the possession of a militant killed during a gunfight in Mir Bazar area of south Kashmir's Kulgam, police said today.

“KulgamEncounterUpdate: After a long time foreign #terrorists used RPG. Besides AK 47 rifle, Rocket launcher & grenades (cells) recovered. A major incident averted. #Congratulations to CRPF, Army & Police, " a police spokesperson tweeted today while quoting IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar.

The gunfight broke out yesterday afternoon after militants, police said were two in number and affiliated with the LeT outfit, fired at a BSF convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu highway and were later holed up in a nearby building in Malpora locality of Mir Bazar after being chased by the security forces.

Besides the militant killing this morning, two civilians and as many security forces personnel were injured in the gunfight.

Police said that 22 civilians including 12 shopkeepers, six females including an elderly and four non-local laborers were evacuated safely from the building where the encounter broke out.

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