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Gunfight underway in Kulgam

A gunfight has started between militants and government forces in Cheyan Devsar area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.

One Pakistani militant (Haider) of LeT militant outfit and a local militant trapped in encounter. Haider was active in North Kashmir for more than 2 years and involved in several militant crimes, IGP Kashmir said.

Reports said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Cheyan Devsar.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about exchange of firing between militants and government forces.

As per the sources two militants are believed to be trapped. (GNS)

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