Srinagar: An unidentified freedom fighter on Saturday was martyred in ongoing encounter with Indian occupational forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, a day after eight mujahideen were martyred in twin gunfights in the neighbouring Shopian and Pulwama districts on Friday.
The occupational forces launched a cordon and search operation at Likhdipora in the south Kashmir district following specific information about the presence of mujahideen in the area, Indian police sources said.
As theoccupational forces were searching the area, the hiding mujahideen fired upon them.
The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, in which a mujahid was martyred, indian police official said.
He said the identity and group affiliation of the mujahid is being ascertained.
The operation is going on, the official added