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Pampore encounter: One militant killed, another surrendered before forces, search on

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Pulwama:One militant has been killed while the other surrendered before forces during an encounter between government forces and militants in Meej Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

A senior police officer told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that after one unidentified militant was killed, the other hiding militant was once again given an offer to surrender.

After hectic efforts of Police and Army, he accepted the offer and surrendered, he said.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said as the joint teams of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

As cordon was being laid, the militants fired indiscriminately resulting in injuries to two civillians, official said, adding that Abid Nabi one among the injured civilians succumbed at SMHS Srinagar while as condition of Kifayat Ahmad is stable at Bone and Joint hospital Srinagar.

Meanwhile, internet services remain snapped in Awantipora police district as a precautionary measure—(KNO)

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