Militant killed in encounter in J&K’s Pulwama; another gunfight underway

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Officials said the identity and group affiliation of Non-state armed groups continued to recruit and use children as young as 14 in direct hostilities against the government in Jammu and Kashmir, the report said. Photo for representational purpose only: PTI

An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday (May 6), officials said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Sharshali village of Pulwama following information about the presence of militants there, they said.

The officials said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces positions. In the retaliatory firing, one militant was killed, they said, adding the operation was going on when the last reports were received.

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Meanwhile, another encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the Beighpora area of Pulwama district, a police spokesman said. “Police last night launched an operation on a specific input at Beighpora. Senior officers are monitoring it since last night,” he said.

The spokesman said a contact has been established with the militants and a “top terrorist commander” is trapped. “Exchange of fire is going on. Further details shall follow on due course,” he said.

JeM militant arrested in J-Ks Pulwama

On Wednesday, a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was arrested and arms and ammunition seized from his possession in Pulwama district, police said.

A JeM militant was arrested in Satura village of Tral area of the south Kashmir district late Tuesday night, a police official said. He said the militant was apprehended by the security forces at the Satura crossing when he was found moving under suspicious circumstances.

On his questioning, the security forces recovered an AK-56 rifle, five AK magazines, 150 AK rounds, three Chinese grenades and two cell phones, the official said.

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