Kulgam gunfight: Army soldiers killed

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Srinagar: An army soldier was killed and another sustained injuries during a gunfight with militants at Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.
Sources said that the soldier was injured early today who succumbed to his injuries later. They added that two more injured soldiers including a CRPF man are being treated.
Meanwhile, clashes between protesters and government forces erupted near the gunfight site in Khudwani area of Kulgam district on Wednesday.
As the gunfight between militants and government forces intensified at Wani Mohalla in Khudwani area of Kulgam, protesters tried to march towards the gunfight site to disrupt the force’s operation.
However, the forces used force to disperse the stone pelting protesters triggering intense clashes.
Earlier, two army soldiers and a CRPF man sustained injuries in the gunfight with the forces, sources said.
A gunfight started late Tuesday night between militants and the government forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Police said the forces surrounded Wani Mohalla in Khudwani area of Kulgam district for searches.
“During the search operation, some gunshots were heard after which an encounter started. The gunfight is still underway,” police said.