Stone-pelting near encounter site in south Kashmir's Kulgam

Stone-pelting near encounter site in south Kashmir's Kulgam

Villagers tried to break the cordon launched by the forces to help the militants escape from the area, they said.

Massive stone-pelting was reported from the site of an ongoing encounter in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district late Sunday, witnesses said.

Villagers tried to break the cordon launched by the forces to help the militants escape from the area, they said.

An encounter broke out between government forces and militants in Khudwani area in Qaimoh Tehsil of the district late Sunday evening.

An official said that militants fired on a joint party of Army 1 RR and CRPF who had cordoned off Redwani Bala village of Khudwani area in Qaimoh Tehsil of the district, triggering an encounter.

Militants, believed to be two in number, have taken cover inside a residential house, he said.