- Lashkar's divisional commander among terrorists killed in Kulgam
- Operation carried by Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF and the Army
- 1 civilian died in clashes that erupted soon after the encounter
Jammu and Kashmir top cop SP Vaid said that efforts are being made to establish the identity of the terrorists.
Two terrorists killed are reportedly Shakur Dar Divisional Commander LET & one FT. Efforts on to establish their identity. Great job boys.- Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) June 24, 2018
Third terrorist surrenders with arms/ammunition to Police/SF.- Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) June 24, 2018
The encounter began this afternoon in the Cheddar Qaimoh area of Kulgam district as Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with the CRPF and the Army, were carrying out operations to sanitise a national highway ahead of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, beginning June 28, news agency PTI said.
Clashes erupted soon after the encounter during which a civilian died. The man was killed 5 km from the encounter site, police sources said. Twelve protesters have also been injured.
Meanwhile, another civilian injured in security forces firing in Anantnag yesterday died in a hospital in Srinagar.