Soldier killed in encounter with terrorists in J-K's Kulgam

Security forces engage in encounters with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam.
Soldier killed in encounter with terrorists in J-K's Kulgam
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A soldier made supreme sacrifice on Saturday in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in two separate incidents in Kulgam district, Jammu and Kashmir, officials reported.

The first encounter occurred in Modergam village, where security forces begin a search operation based on intelligence about terrorist presence. Terrorists engaged in gunfire with the forces and fires were exchanged.

Officials said security personnel were conducting a cordon-and-search operation in Modergam village of the south Kashmir district when the terrorists opened fire at them.

In a separate incident, contact was made with terrorists in the Frisal Chinnigam area of Kulgam.

"Police and security forces are actively engaged. Further details will be provided," said a post by the Kashmir Zone Police.

'J-K sees spike in terrorist attacks'

Jammu and Kashmir has seen a "spike" in terrorist attacks in recent months. In June, three terrorists were neutralised in an encounter with security forces in the Gandoh, Bhaderwah sector of Doda district.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP R R Swain said on Wednesday that law-enforcement agencies and security forces have full control over the Union Territory's security situation.

Swain said that the level of fear is significantly lower compared to three to four years ago and highlighted the improved law-and-order situation, as demonstrated by the successful conduct of the Lok Sabha polls.

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Soldier killed in encounter with terrorists in J-K's Kulgam

"The truth is that even now, law-enforcement and security forces have control and the upper hand (in the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir). To maintain orderliness, the pressure is being maintained (on the terror ecosystem)," he said.

Source: ANI

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