Five militants killed in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district

Security forces killed five terrorists during an ongoing encounter  in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district.  

“Kulgam Update – Day 2: Five #terrorists neutralized by Kulgam Police, Army, and CRPF. #Incriminating materials recovered. #Operation in final stage; area being sanitized,” said a police spokesman on X.

There was no immediate word on the identity of the slain terrorists.

The operation, underway since Thursday afternoon in the Samno pocket of DH Pora area, involved joint efforts by the Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles, 9 Para (elite special forces unit), police, and CRPF.

The forces surrounded the village overnight, enhancing visibility with installed lights near the encounter site to intensify containment measures.

Earlier this week, the army thwarted an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in the Uri Sector on November 15. In a joint operation named ‘Operation Kali,’ the army and Jammu and Kashmir Police killed the infiltrators, marking the second such attempt in the region.