Gun battle erupts in Kulgam

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Srinagar: A gun battle on Tuesday erupted between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said.
They said the battle erupted in Mishipora area of Kulgam during a cordon and a search operation.
“As the security forces cordoned the suspected spot, the hidden terrorists opened fire, triggering a gunfight,” a security official said.
This is the second encounter in Kashmir in last 16 hours.
In an overnight battle in Srinagar’s Bemina locality, two militants, including a suspected Pakistani from the Lashkar-r-Taiba, were killed. Police said three militants, including the two who were slain, were plotting an attack on the Amarnath Yatra.