A day after a policeman was abducted and killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, three terrorists have been shot dead in an encounter. The terrorists were shot dead in the same district where Policeman was killed. The police suspect that one of the three terrorists killed in the encounter is from Pakistan.
The encounter was conducted two kilometres from the place where police constable Salem Ahmed Shah was abducted and killed. Mr Shah had been undergoing police training in Kathua. He was home in Kulgam on leave.
Terrorists group that tortured our colleague CT Mohd Saleem of Kulgam & killed him brutally are all trapped in an encounter with J&K Police/Army/CRPF in Khudwani Kulgam.— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) July 22, 2018
As per reports, Forces from the Central Reserve Police Force along with the army and the state police are engaging the terrorists who are holed up at a locality in Kulgam's Khudwani, 70 km from Srinagar.
The security forces launched a search operation on intelligence inputs that the terrorists involved in the killing of the Kulgam police constable were hiding in the area. The search operation quickly turned into an encounter when the terrorists fired at the security forces, a police officer said.
"As the cordon was tightened, hiding terrorists opened fire, triggering an encounter," a police officer said. Mobile internet has been snapped in Kulgam and Anantnag.