Combined Army and security forces operations in Kulgam

Combined Army and security forces operations in Kulgam


Combined Army and security forces operations in Kulgam

The body of the sixth terrorist was sighted as the search operation continued in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, the officials said on Sunday

Army and the security forces carried out a combined cordon-and-search operation in Modergam village of the Kulgam district in South Kashmir region after receiving inputs about the presence of terrorists there. The search operation turned into a firefight after the terrorists fired upon Army and security personnel, a police official said. The encounters took place in Frisal Chinnigam and Modergam areas of the Kulgam district.

The body of sixth terrorist was sighted on the second day as the combined search operation by the Army and security forces continued in Kulgam district on Sunday. Other terrorists were neutralised in the encounter that took place on Saturday. A total of six terrorists have been killed so far, officials said.

According to confirmation, encounters have happened on two different encounter sites. 6 terrorists have been neutralised… Undoubtedly this is a big milestone for the Army, the Central Security Forces and the Jammu Kashmir Police and these successes matter in strengthening the security environment…” People are coming together to end terrorism and the operations are gaining momentum. The current operation is still underway and has not reached its conclusion… We have received news of the involvement of local terrorists as well…” J&K DGP RR Swain said.

HQ Chinar Corps Indian Army tweeted, “Chinar Corps Commander, Chief Secretary UT J&K, DGP J&K, other dignitaries & all ranks paid homage to L NK Pardeep Kumar and Sep Pravin Janjal Prabhakar, who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty in Kulgam on 06 Jul 2024. Chinar Warriors salute the valour and sacrifice of both brave hearts. We stand in solidarity with the bereaved families & are committed to their well-being.”

Drone was used on Saturday to search the bodies of the terrorists, according to the officials.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, VK Birdhi, visited the encounter site yesterday and said the operation would continue. Some bodies (of terrorists) have been sighted, but the encounter has not concluded yet, he told reporters earlier.

He said the J-K Police, Central security forces and Army continue to keep track of the movement of terrorists and the killing of these terrorists is a significant achievement for the Combined operations.

Earlier, a gunfight broke out in Modergam village after the Army and security forces launched a cordon and search operation there following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists, the officials said.