3 soldiers killed in encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam

Three Indian Army personnel lost their lives during an encounter with militants in the high reaches of Halan forest area in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. 

The soldiers, who had sustained injuries in the exchange of fire, were initially evacuated to a hospital for treatment but succumbed to their injuries.

The Chinar Corps of the Indian Army, acting on specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, launched operation. Search operations in the area are still ongoing.

In a tweet Kashmir Zone Police said: “Three jawans got injured in the encounter. They are being evacuated to hospital for treatment. Search in the area intensifies. Further details shall follow.”

The incident has taken place on the four-year anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.