Militants escape after brief gunfight in Kulgam

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After a brief exchange of fire, militants have managed to give slip to the government forces in Rampora Qaimoh area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district where a gunfight broke out last night, officials said on Sunday.

An official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that gunfight broke out Saturday night after a joint team of Police, Army’s 1 RR and CRPF launched search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in Rampora area of Kulgam.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering a gunfight.

“After initial exchange of fire, no contact was established with the militants,” he said.

He said that cordon layers were tightened after initial exchange of fire, however, no militants were found during subsequent searches after which the operation was called off. (KNO)

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