Pulwama encounter: Three local Lashkar-e-Taiba militants gunned down

Pulwama encounter: It began at around 6 pm the previous evening, after forces launched a cordon-and-search operation based on information that there were militants hiding in the area

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 10:14 am
Pulwama encounter, kashmir, kashmir encounter, Lashkar-e-taiba, LeT militants, Pulwama encounter: Slain militants have been identified as Majid Mir, Shariq Ahmad and Irshad Ahmad. (Representational photo)

Three local Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were gunned down by security forces in the early hours of Thursday in Kakapora area in Pulwama district in South Kashmir. The encounter between the militants and forces began at around 6 pm on Wednesday evening, after forces launched a cordon-and-search operation based on information that there were militants hiding in the area, reported news agency PTI.

Slain militants have been identified as Majid Mir, Shariq Ahmad and Irshad Ahmad. N Singh, Commanding Officer in the 182 battalion said, “Three LeT terrorists were killed, and the operation ended early morning. Two AK-47s and one pistol have been recovered”, according to ANI.

A police officer was quoted, “Dar was involved in a number of killings including that of sarpanch of Kakapora and district president of Pulwama”, as saying by the PTI.

He said, “The encounter started last evening in Kakapora area of Pulwama following an intelligence input that three local boys, who had joined militant ranks in banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group, were holed up in a house located in a densely populated locality.”

“This is the first successful counter-insurgency operation in Pulwama area which is believed to have large presence of local militants aided with a strong network of over ground workers”, he added.

The Special Operation Group (SOG) and 183 CRPF battalion along with 50 Rashtriya Rifles were involved in the encounter. The number of militants holed up in the area was not immediately clear. A police official told PTI that a mob pelted stones at security forces to distract them from the operation.

The encounter took place hours after security forces neutralised two militants in Sopore area.

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    father of mohammadrasool
    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    India is a racist country. indian occupied kashmir by military force. they dont love kashmiris they only want land. we kashmiris hate india too much. they kill us, murder us in our own pious land. kasjmiris pandits have left kashmir and living in india. they are indians now not kashmiris. kashmir was independent before 1947 and will remain so. we dont like you racists . Instead of practising Yoga Modi feku thug and amit tadipar shah should built toilets in india. thats why india stinks too much. you use mortars and bullets against civilians and teenager fighters , die in shame. you will rot sanghi terrorists.
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      awarabadal
      Jun 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm
      Excellent news. Brilliant job by Indian security forces. No wonder paksitani forces cannot fight, they simply get terrorists to do their dirty job.
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        MohammadRasool
        Jun 22, 2017 at 2:07 pm
        Keep it up. Kudos to Indian Army.
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          father of mohammadrasool
          Jun 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm
          India is a racist country. indian occupied kashmir by military force. they dont love kashmiris they only want land. we kashmiris hate india too much. they kill us, murder us in our own pious land. kasjmiris pandits have left kashmir and living in india. they are indians now not kashmiris. kashmir was independent before 1947 and will remain so. we dont like you racists . Instead of practising Yoga Modi feku thug and amit tadipar shah should built toilets in india. thats why india stinks too much. you use mortars and bullets against civilians and teenager fighters , die in shame. you will rot sanghi terrorists.
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          luv kashmir hate india
          Jun 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm
          india will be destroyed soon coz of their poor thinking, incompetent leaders and population explosion, they will not have water soon, pathetic weather and pollution will kill them all and soon inshaallah
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            MohammadRasool
            Jun 22, 2017 at 2:07 pm
            Mullah I hate you. Shame on your dirty beard.
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              father of mohammadrasool
              Jun 22, 2017 at 5:21 pm
              India is a racist country. indian occupied kashmir by military force. they dont love kashmiris they only want land. we kashmiris hate india too much. they kill us, murder us in our own pious land. kasjmiris pandits have left kashmir and living in india. they are indians now not kashmiris. kashmir was independent before 1947 and will remain so. we dont like you racists . Instead of practising Yoga Modi feku thug and amit tadipar shah should built toilets in india. thats why india stinks too much. you use mortars and bullets against civilians and teenager fighters , die in shame. you will rot sanghi terrorists.
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                Nationalist
                Jun 23, 2017 at 9:45 am
                father of mohammadrasool: who is your mother??? LoL..you can scream and shout as much as you like. Kashmir is of Hindus. You raped, killed, and ousted thje native Hindus to change the demography there. It is now being avenged. We will kill each Kashmiri muzzi. Don't hide inside your toilet. e out with stone ...LoL hahahah
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              IndianAtHeart
              Jun 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm
              Well done !! Keep up the good work and wipe out all the trouble makers from Kashmir
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                india at ass
                Jun 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm
                you fight civilians with mortars. you dont have shame. first built toilet for ur family then talk about kashmir.
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                  Nationalist
                  Jun 23, 2017 at 9:42 am
                  Ass: we will kill each of the porki supporting Kashmiri muzzi...you can keep screaming and shouting as much as you can everywhere. You muzzis who poo in each others mouth should not talk about toilet....
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