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27 Jan 2020 | 04:15 PM UTC

India: Militants and security forces exchange fire in Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) January 27

Militants and security forces exchange fire in Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir union territory), per reports issued January 27; similar security forces operations and clashes with militants possible over the near term

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Event

Militants and security forces exchanged fire in Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir union territory), resulting in one soldier wounded, per reports issued on Monday, January 27. Police and army units launched the operation after receiving information that militants were likely in the area; security forces launched a search for the militants following the ensuing exchange of fire.

Similar security forces operations and clashes with militants are possible in Jammu and Kashmir union territory over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Jammu and Kashmir union territory are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

Some Western governments advise their citizens against travel to parts of Kashmir, notably including areas along the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.