Pulwama encounter: Two militants gunned down, operation in progress

Early morning, the security forces cordoned the area and launched a search operation, following information about the presence of militants there, a police spokesman said. The operation is still going on.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 4, 2017 5:06 pm
pulwama encounter, pulwama, jammu and kashmir, bamnoo, J&K security forces, india news Jammu and Kashmir security forces cordoned off the area in Pulwama district’s Bamnoo area and launched a search operation on a tip-off about the presence of militants there, a police spokesman said.

Jammu and Kashmir security forces on Monday morning gunned down two militants following an encounter in Pulwama district’s Bamnoo, news agency ANI on Monday. One of the militants killed in the encounter has been identified as Kifayat. The operation is still ongoing.

“Two militants have been killed so far while operation is still in progress,” a J&K Police spokesperson said.

The encounter began following a search operation in  Pulwama’s Bahmnoo area. The police force received specific tip-off about the presence of the militants in the area, according to PTI.  A third militant is believed to have taken refugee inside a building.

Two army personnel sustained minor injuries when the third militant hurled a grenade while they were retrieving the bodies of two killed militants, a police official said. The official said four persons sustained injuries as security forces used force to chase away stone-pelting protesters near the encounter site.

More details are awaited.

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  1. B
    Jul 3, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    There seems to be a great panache to report IOK news where is the PoK news. How are these terrorists faring in PoK what about civil rights in Pakistan ... Islamic Express should present the great voice of the radicals across the border ... How are these children faring in their madrassa tied to chains ... There are many low level underground recruitment cells in ISI to bring kids from Malaysia and Indonesia Burma to these madrassas and chain them to the benches and put in a hard-line fi Islam into their blood. Then sending them in various splinter groups like Hizbul Taliban etc to wage a war on Afghanistan and India. iSI created Rohingya crisis in Burma and now is moving them to India especially Kashmir. The Kashmir article 370 is violated by them in resettling Rohingyas there ... Country has seen a violent protest in India in all cities after Burma crackdown on Rohingyas. This ISI was in vogue since Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and is today the most lethal spy agency causing this trouble.
  2. B
    Jul 3, 2017 at 12:56 pm
    In 1989 these radicals identified the top PANDITS in society and overnight killed them. The mosques in Kashmir were blaring "Apne Biwi Bacchon ko ke ke chale jao" The world is seeing ISiS today we have been dealing with this menace since a long time. Then those pundits who were caught were tied to vehicles and they were stoned and cut with swords ... Till date their false claims of Rehab for PANDITS is a sick joke. Then Sikhs are the next community these people targeted. And the Sikhs took out their swords and took out a march. Something which our Hindu PANDITS lacked. A docile community will be always washed out. So all the pundits shifted to Jammu. Now that political process is such that all seats were majority from Kashmir and minimal representation from LehLaddakh and Jammu. Another folly of Nehru. Even Doval failed in Kashmir because a radicalisation is very quick amongst M u s l I m s .... As a mistake the radical razakars from Bihar also penetrated Kashmir making it worse ..
  3. B
    Jul 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm
    Take all stone pelters interfering in the mission and shoot one bullet through 10 of them that way we can send a bold message and ruthlessly suppress these s forever. We will save ammo ... Do not hand over the dead body of these militants just tie them to pigs like how the Britishers did. That is the ultimate humiliation for them. Also call the girls of our martyr soldiers and shoot them live in Lal Chowk ... This way they will never attain jannat once a jehadi is killed by women. Their sick mentality is so biased against women that they consider death at the hands of a woman as ultimate humiliation and banishment to hell. Next put all the protestors including huriyyat on a bus to muzzafarabad forever and cancell their citizenship. Next announce on all the mosque loudspeakers for 5 times in a day ... "Apne Biwi aur Bacchon ko ke chalejao ... ". Those who are left behind tie them to Jeeps and slaughter them with stones and swords .... This is exactly what they did to PANDITS.
  4. N
    Jul 3, 2017 at 11:56 am
    India should use the US built drones to do cleanup terrorists on both sides of the border. This will give good practice to our IT team, so that at right time, they would have fingers trained for bigger missions. Path istan may choose to remain happy with China supporting their terrorists at United Nations and other forums, and keep complaining that drones are unislamic terrorists.
  5. N
    Jul 3, 2017 at 11:50 am
    Where is Mohammad Dar....a man with Hindu ancestory. He leaves no stone unturned to spit his one or two views. Is he sleeping ?
  6. L
    l s
    Jul 3, 2017 at 11:21 am
    Finish off each and every terrorist. Only few more left.
  7. H
    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:40 am
    Parveen Swamy will be grieving thier deaths.
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