2 militants killed in encounter in Pulwama district

The NIA officer told that while Umar had sent a message to Pakistan that a second car bomb has been prepared for the attack, the car hasn’t been found yet. Photo: PTI file

Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs’ Pulwama district on Friday (June 14), police said.

According to a police official, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in the district in south Kashmir after receiving intelligence input about presence of militants in the area. As the forces were conducting searches in the area, the militants fired upon them. The security forces retaliated, he said.

“Two militants have been killed in the Awantipora operation,” the official said, adding the bodies along with arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site. The identity and affiliation of the slain militants are being ascertained, the official said.