3 Militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Pulwama

The operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

Three militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday  (June 26), the Army said. The forces have recovered two AK rifles from the encounter site so far. The operation is in progress, the spokesperson added.

The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Chewa Ular area of Tral in south Kashmir district on Thursday (June 25), following information about the presence of militants.

The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated. The forces maintained a tight cordon throughout the night to prevent the militants from escaping.

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Earlier today, officials had said that, “The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained.”

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