Jammu & Kashmir

Searches continue in Kulgam as 3rd militant killed, say officials

Armed forces near military operation site in Redwani Payeen of Kulgam on May 7, 2024. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Kulgam: Searches at the miliary operation site are currently underway after the third militant was killed in Redwani Payeen area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir. Following a lull of over 24 hours, the operation resumed and police confirmed the third killing.

The 45-hour-long operation in the hamlet continues as the search operation at the site is underway, officials said. The last and third militant was killed on May 8 evening.

On Wednesday, the operation resumed after 24 hours when the hiding militant fired upon the armed forces, who were conducting a search operation after killing two militants including a top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander. One of the slain militants, Basit Dar, was carrying a bounty of Rs 10 lakh.

The operation started on Monday and the next day official confirmed that two bodies were retrieved from the operation site while the search operation was going.

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