Encounter breaks out in DH Pora Kulgam

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — An encounter breaks out between government forces and militants at Samnoo village in Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam district in South Kashmir on Thursday afternoon.

Reports said, a joint team of government forces including Indian Army, J&K Police and CRPF had launched Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO) at Samnoo village in DH Pora area of the district following the inputs about presence of militants in the area.

They said, as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

The encounter was going on when the reports last came in.

Kashmir Zone Police in a post on X (formerly Twitter) said, “Encounter has started at Samno, D.H Pora area of Kulgam district. Police & Security Forces are on the job. Further details shall follow.” — (KIMS)