J&K: One terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama, gun battle underway

A policeman with the J&K Police’s elite counter insurgency force was killed in an encounter with militants on Wednesday this week in north Kashmir’s Sopore.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2016 7:45 pm
Kashmir encounter, kashmir, jammu and kashmir, Kakapora encounter, terrorist, one terrorist killed, Pulwama, Pulwama encounter, India, India pakistan, india news, indian express news Jammu and Kashmir: Last week, one soldier was killed in firing by Pakistani troops in Machhal Sector of Kupwara district. (Shuaib Masoodi/File)

At least one terrorist was killed during an encounter with security forces in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday after they launched an operation to track down hiding terrorists. The operation is still underway. The police, in the meantime, have cordoned off the area. Security forces this evening launched an anti-militancy operation after receiving a tip off about their presence at Begumbagh village in Kakapora area, 25 km from here, a police official said. He said hiding terrorist opened fire on noticing the security forces who retaliated, triggering a gun battle. The encounter was going on when last reports were received, the official said, adding further details are awaited.

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Earlier in the day, Pakistani army targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district this morning with mortars and small arms fire. A defence spokesman said: “Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in the Nowshera sector from 1030 hours using 120 mm mortars and small arms fire. Our army is giving a befitting response to the Pakistani fire.”

Kashmir encounter, kashmir, jammu and kashmir, Kakapora encounter, kakapora, terrorist, one terrorist killed, Pulwama, Pulwama encounter, India, India pakistan, india news, indian express newsHe added that there has been no loss of life, injury or damage to property reported so far even as the exchange of firing continued. On Thursday, Pakistani army had targeted Indian posts and civilian villages along LoC in the Pallanwala sector of the Jammu district.

More details awaited.
(With PTI inputs)

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    Aid
    Nov 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm
    Mr Singh Don't reply harsh
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      khan
      Nov 19, 2016 at 6:39 pm
      DGMO was telling infiltration has reduced..... I suppose it has gone up. Indian army is killing civilians and stani bull hitting Indian soldiers....... new currency effects
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        Mail Me
        Nov 19, 2016 at 8:16 pm
        Hahahaha typical p0rki lies... is it written on it ? One can buy drones on Amazon...
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          Mail Me
          Nov 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm
          Kashmir valley back to normal...the fake currency P0rkis used to fund unrest turned to toilet paper..... Kashmiri musalmano ko bhi akal aa jayegee
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            mathimathi
            Nov 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm
            How stani terrorists can infiltrate with old Rs OR with NEW Counterfeit Rs 2000 for their expenses. ❔
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              Vihari Naidu
              Nov 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm
              But I saw a report on NewsX saying that due to demonetisation, terrorism has reduced.
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                Singh
                Nov 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm
                . it is stone pelting been reduced. Other rats still need to eliminated.
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                  s s nair
                  Nov 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm
                  India people are not shot, but they die for want of notes.
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