Security forces gunned down three militants in an encounter which took place in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said. The security forces have recovered the bodies from the encounter site. All the three slain militants were members of Zakir Musa group. Police have recovered two AK 47 and one pistol from the encounter site, said IGP Kashmir Munir Khan.
All the three are local militants; two had joined militancy in 2015 and one in 2016, he said. Operation is still on; there are chances of one more militant in the area. Search operations are underway, he added. On the basis of specific inputs about the presence of militants, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gulab Bagh area of Tral in Pulwama. During this operation, the hiding militants suddenly fired upon them resulting in an encounter.
– PTI inputs