Militant killed in Pulwama encounter; another gunfight underway in district
Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday, 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.
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 militant commander is trapped.
“Exchange of fire is going on. Further details shall follow on due course,” he said.