Anantnag: Five militants have been killed in a gunfight that erupted on Sunday morning in a Kulgam village in south Kashmir.
Government forces laid siege to Kulgam’s Keelam villlage in the morning during which exchange of fire took place ensuing into an encounter.
Initially three militants who were trapped in a residential house were killed and when forces pressed men and machinery into service to retrieve bodies lying in debris, a fresh exchange of fire broke out.
A source two more militants shifted to a nearby house triggering another bout of gunfire.
The firing stopped and an army spokeperson confirmed killing of five militants said war-like stores were recovered from the slain.