Kulgam: Two civilians were injured and as many militants of Lashker-e-Taiba are believed to be trapped in Mirbazar in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said.
Official sources said that two civilians, Sahil Yaqoob Bhat (25) son of Mohammad Yaqoob Bhat of Dantar Anantnag and Shahid Farooq Sheikh (22) son of Farooq Ahmed Sheikh of Larm kulgam, suffered injuries in the lower abdomen and right thigh respectively at the military operation site.
The circumstances under which the injuries were suffered were not immediately known, they said.
Meanwhile, a top police officer said that two Lashker-e-Taiba militants have taken shelter in a “huge four-story building” in the area. “The operation may prolong,” the officer said.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar and General Officer Commanding of Victor Force, Major General Rashim Bali, have already reached Mirbazar and were supervising the operation at the spot.
Earlier a CRPF trooper, Umesh Singh son of Prabu Singh of Jharkhand, suffered injuries in the operation which had ensued after militants attacked a BSF convoy on Jammu Srinagar Highway at Mirbazar.
Earlier police in a tweet, police said: “(militants) fired upon BSF convey at NHW Kulgam. No injury reported. However, (militants) trapped. EOF on. Reinforcement reached. Senior officers of Police, CRPF & Army on the spot: IGP Kashmir.”