4 militants martyred in Kulgam encounter, Army Major injured

Four militants were martyred in an encounter with security forces at Ashtal village in southern Kashmir’s Kulgam district Sunday evening.

A police official said the gunfight erupted after police, CRPF and army ambushed a group of militants at around 8:30 pm.

“The militants opened fire after being challenged. The fire was retaliated, triggering an encounter,” he said.

The police official said that two militants were killed in an initial exchange of fire, while an Army Major also received bullet injury in his foot.

“The other two militants ran away and tried to take shelter in a school building, but were killed,” he said.

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