J&K: One terrorist killed by security forces in Kulgam encounter

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As a search operation was on, two suspected militants opened fired, a police spokesperson said.One of the militants was killed in the gunfight and a policeman was injured.

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district, today.

Hours after the Indian armed force neutralized two Hizbul Mujahideen militants in an encounter in North Kashmir's Handwara, two separate gunfights broke out on early Tuesday in the valley's Kulgam and Pulwama districts.

"Cordon and search operation turns into gunfight in Nowbug Kund Qazigund of Kulgam", a police spokesman said.

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The Taliban issued statements on their social media accounts claiming the attacks. But the militants attack government interests in the province from time to time.

He said another encounter broke out in Laam village of Tral in Awantipora area of Pulwama after the militants fired upon a search party of security forces.

The slain militants were identified as local cadres of the Hizbul Mujahideen group.

The services remained suspended since Monday evening in Kupawra and Baramulla for security reasons.

Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full.

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