Encounter Underway In Pulwama, 3 Terrorists Gunned Down

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Update: All 3 militants killed, they were members of Zakir Musa group. Recovered 2AKs and one pistol from Tral encounter site:IGP Kashmir Munir Khan.

Update: Three militants have been neutralised. The bodies have been recovered from the encounter site where the search operation was still in progress, a police official said.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained, the official said.

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Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants on Wednesday in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Two terrorists gunned down by security forces.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gulab Bagh area of Tral in Pulwama after receiving specific inputs about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them. The security forces retaliated, leading to an encounter, the official said. The gunfight was on when last reports came in, he said, adding further details were awaited.