Kulgam gunfight: Militants flee from spot, operation called off

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Militants on Friday managed to give slip to forces after initial exchange of fire in Redwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said.

A senior police officer told a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a search operation, which was launched after a brief exchange of fire, has been called off.

He said that search operation was launched by joint team of forces including Army’s Ist RR, CRPF and Kulgam Police on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

“When the search operation was being launched, militants fired upon forces which was retaliated triggering an encounter. However, the militants managed to escape under the cover of darkness,” he said.

The official said that search operation, which continued for many hours has now been called off—(KNO)

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