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3 Militants, DySP Of Police’s SOG Killed As Kulgam Gunfight Ends

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3 youth sustain bullet injuries, several others pellet wounds in Govt forces action 

Naveed Bhat

Kulgam: Three militants, believed to be affiliates of Jash-e-Mohammad and a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of police’s Special Operation Group were killed while an army Major was injured in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.

The fallen DSP has been identified as Aman Thakur while identity of the militants is being ascertained, officials said.

The gunfight at Turigam village of the Kulgam district started on Sunday afternoon after a joint team of army’s 34 RR, CRPF and SOG launched cordon and search operation, official said.

Sources said that the DSP Operations Aman Thakur received critical bullet wounds in his head during the encounter and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival. The army Major who suffered a bullet injury in his leg was hospitalized at Army’s 92 base hospital, the officer said. “Three militant have been killed”, the officer said. Meanwhile government forces resorted to live ammunition to quell clashes near the scene of gunfight, leading to injuries to three youths. The injured have been identified as Adil Ahmad son of Javed Ahmad of Tarigam, Sheikh Nadeem of Dessan Yaripora and Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh. The injured Adil was brought to SMHS hospital while as Nadeem and Mudasir were referred to SKIMS Soura from Kulgam hospital. Several other youth also sustained pellet injuries in the forces action and were shifted to District Hospital Kulgam for treatment.

 

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