Gunfights erupt in Kulgam during search operations

Two groups of militants are believed to be trapped at two sites in south Kashmir’s Kulgam, after security forces established contact with them on Wednesday afternoon.

An official said security forces have engaged the two groups of militants in gunfights in Kulgam’s Pomai and Gopalpora areas during multiple search operations followed tip-offs.

"Joint teams of security forces have engaged gunfights. The operations are on in the area," a police spokesman said.

The areas have been sealed off and reinforcements were sent to speed up combing operations of the areas, officials said.

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