Fierce Gunbattle Rages In J&K, 1 Militant Killed


Srinagar: A militant was killed during an ongoing gunfight on Sunday between security forces and militants in Pampore village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

“Following specific information about the presence of some militants in Ladoo village of Pulwama district near Pampore town, security forces started an operation today (Sunday).

“When a cordon was being laid around the place where militants were reportedly hiding, security forces were fired upon. The security forces retaliated and a gunfight started in the area,” a senior police officer said.

One militant has so far been killed, the officer said, adding reinforcements have been rushed to the area to augment the strength of the security forces engaged in the operation.

This has happened four days after a lone terrorist travelling in a bus from Srinagar opened fire on a joint police and CRPF naka killing a woman co-passenger and injuring two others at Kud on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.