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Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Security forces launched a search operation in Bahmnoo area of Pulwama on Monday morning following information about presence of militants in the area.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2017 14:57 IST
Abhishek Saha
Army soldiers take position during an operation against militants in Shopian district south of Srinagar, in this file photo from May 2017.
Army soldiers take position during an operation against militants in Shopian district south of Srinagar, in this file photo from May 2017.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Two militant were killed and a civilian was critically wounded in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Kashmir on Monday morning.

Police have identified one of the dead militants as Kifayat. The two died in a firefight with soldiers and special police counter insurgency forces who had cordoned off a neighbourhood in the south of the region.

“Two militants were killed in the encounter. According to our input one more is still fighting,” director general of police SP Vaid told AFP. Another police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said all three fighters were locals.

Security forces launched a search operation in Bahmnoo area of Pulwama on Monday morning following information about presence of militants in the area, a police spokesman said.

On Saturday, Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Bashir Lashkari -- who was behind the killing of SHO Feroz Dar last month -- and his accomplice were gunned down in an encounter in south Kashmir.

(With inputs from AFP)