Srinagar: Five militants were killed in twin gunfights in Gopalpora and Pombai areas in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.
A top police officer told local news gathering agency that five militants including district commander of TRF identified as Afaq Sikander were killed in two different gunfights in Kulgam.
The officer further said that three militants were killed in Pombai and two in Gopalpora area.
Earlier, reports said that a joint team of Police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Pombai and Gopalpora.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)