Three unidentified terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama

A search operation that started in the early hours of Wednesday in the Tiken area of Pulwama turned into an encounter after security forces were fired upon, said a police official

Press Trust of India December 09, 2020 10:00:21 IST
Three unidentified terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama

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Srinagar: Three unidentified militants were killed and a civilian injured in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tiken area of Pulwama district in the early hours of Wednesday following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.

Two ultras were killed in the initial stages of the operation, the official said, adding a civilian also sustained injuries during the exchange of fire between the two sides.

The third militant put up some resistance before being neutralized by the security forces, he said.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained, he added.

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