In an ongoing encounter at Khudwani area of Kulgam.
One Army personnel identified as Sepoy S. Gunakar Roy No. 16121860/K who was injured in the gunfight succumbed to his injuries.
Two more Army personnel were injured and shifted to hospital for treatment.
In the said encounter three civilians identified as Sarjeel Sheikh of Khudwani, Bilal Ahmad Tantray of Frisal and Faisal Ilahi of Melhoora Shopian who were injured in the crossfire have also succumbed to their injuries.
Moreover, 12 persons have also received injuries in the process and are being treated at different hospitals. They are stated to be stable.
The search operation is on, and details shall follow.
We request citizens not to fall prey to any speculations and rumours which are intended to disturb peace. J&K Police seeks your cooperation for maintaining peace.