Military operation against militants starts in south Kashmir’s Kulgam, says police

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Kulgam: A military operation against militants has started in orchards of Hatipora area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, police said.

Official sources said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

They said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them thus triggering the operation.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between armed forces and militants.


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