Suspected militants engaged Indian security forces conducting a cordon-and-search operation in Jammu and Kashmir territory on the morning (local time) of Saturday, May 30. Gunfire was reported in the Wanpora area of Kulgam district and additional soldiers have deployed into the area as of 09:30. The operation is ongoing and details are still emerging. Mobile internet service disruptions are likely in the area, as well as other disruptions such as checkpoints and roadblocks. Associated protests are also possible in the coming hours and days.
Further engagements between security forces and militants in Kulgama district and across Jammu and Kashmir territory are expected over the near term.
Individuals in Jammu and Kashmir territory are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.
Some foreign 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.
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