Kulgam gunfight over, five militants killed

Kulgam gunfight over, five militants killed

Reports said that five militants were killed in the gunfight that broke out today morning after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation.

Five militants were killed in a gunfight with the government forces, even as a dozen protesters were wounded in ensuing clashes in Kellam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam  district on Sunday.

Reports said that five militants were killed in the gunfight that broke out today morning after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation.

A police official identified the slain as Waseem Bashir Rather alias Zeeshan of Ashmuji Kulgam, Zahid Parray of Gopal pora DH Pora Kulgam, Idrees Bhat of Arwani Bijbehara, Aaqib Nazir of Zongal pora Kulgam and Parvaiz Bhat of Mukdampora Qaimoh Kulgam.

An army spokesman said that four militants were killed in the gunfight. "The operation is over," he said.

Reports said that clashes erupted soon after the gunfight broke out today morning.

They said the forces fired pellets and tear gas at the protesters who were pelting them with stones.

A health official said that twelve persons were injured in the clashes with ten of them hit by pellets.

Internet was suspended in the district soon after the gunfight broke out today morning.