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J&K: Gunfight underway between security forces and terrorists in Kulgam

A police official said the militants fired upon the security forces after which a gun battle ensued. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 10, 2019, 10.18 AM (IST)

A gunfight erupted between security forces and terrorists in Kellam Devsar area of Kulgam district, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, ANI reported quoting officials.

Upon receiving a tip-off about the militants, the security forces started a search operation in Kelam village.

"As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering the ongoing encounter," the police said.

Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Kulgam as a precautionary measure.

No casualties or injuries reported so far.

Two terrorists from militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 1.

Similarly, on January 26, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces on the outskirts of Srinagar. 

The joint operation was carried out by 50 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Srinagar Police.