Encounter begins in Jammu and Kashmir between security forces and terrorists

An encounter between terrorists and security forces erupted early Tuesday in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The operation was launched following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the Redwani area of Kulgam district. Security forces moved in to flush out the terrorists from their hideout, leading to the ongoing encounter.

According to police sources, as the security forces closed in on the hiding terrorists, they opened fire, resulting in the encounter.

The incident follows the recent Poonch terror attack, in which one air warrior was killed and four others were injured.

The encounter in Kulgam comes amidst ongoing Lok Sabha election campaigns in the Anantnag-Rajouri constituency, of which Kulgam is a part.