India / J&K: Police officer killed in Kulgam encounter

The Indian Express : Feb 24, 2019, 05:15 PM

A police officer was on Sunday killed in an encounter with militants in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. The gun battle is underway.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Aman Thakur was killed in the exchange of fire, a Jammu and Kashmir police official said.

Taking to Twitter, police had earlier said, “Exchange of fire at Turigam, Kulgam. Security forces on job. Details will follow.”

On Friday, two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district. A J&K police spokesperson said that based on inputs about the presence of militants in Warapora, a Cordon and Search Operation was jointly launched by police and security forces in the area.

“As searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. The security forces retaliated leading to a gunfight,” police said.