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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