Security forces in Pulwama shot down another terrorist, taking the toll to 4. The police on Tuesday confirmed that total 4 terrorists have been killed in the encounter, which started on Monday morning. Three bodies have been recovered, fourth is yet to be recovered.
A third militant was killed on earlier on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir as the operation entered the second day, police said. One more militant was killed this morning and the body has been recovered, a police official said.
He said three militants have been killed in the encounter so far. The search operation was on in the area, the official said. Security forces launched a search operation in Bahmnoo area of Pulwama yesterday following information about the presence of militants there.
The gunfight ensued after the militants fired upon the security forces during the search operation. The identity of the slain ultras has not been ascertained yet, the official said.
#UPDATE Bamnoo Encounter (Pulwama, J&K): Firing stopped. One AK- 47 and one INSAS rifle recovered. Search operation continues— ANI (@ANI_news) July 4, 2017
On Monday, the army, police and CRPF killed two terrorists, while six other people were injured, including two army personnel.
The gunbattle began on Monday morning after the security forces launched a search operation following a specific tip-off about the presence of militants in Bahmnoo area of Pulwama, police said, police spokesman said.
“Two militants have been killed so far while operation is still in progress,” the spokesman said in the afternoon.
The identity of the slain ultras could not be ascertained immediately, he added.Two army personnel sustained minor injuries when the third militant hurled a grenade while the security forces were retrieving the bodies of two killed ultras, a police official said.
The official said four persons sustained injuries as security forces used force to chase away stone-pelting protestors near the encounter site.