Pulwama Encounter: 3 LeT Terrorists Neutralised, Clashes Kill Civilian

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Update: Clashes followed after 3 terrorists were gunned down. One civilian has reportedly been killed.

Update: Slain terrorists were from LeT and identified as Majid Mir, Shariq Ahmad and Irshad Ahmad.

Update: 3 terrorists killed in Kakpora Pulwama encounter,3 AK47 rifles and ammunition recovered.

Srinagar: Encounter between security forces & terrorists in New Colony Kakapora of Pulwama, 2 Lashkar terrorists believed to be trapped.

50 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Op Group Pulwama and 183 CRPF battalion involved in the encounter with terrorists. A gunbattle broke out this evening between security forces and militants in an area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kakapora area of Pulwama around 6 pm following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. As the security forces were conducting the searches, they were fired upon by some hiding militants, he said.

The security forces retaliated, triggering a gunbattle which was going on till last reports came in, the official said. There were no reports of any casualties on either side so far.