Pulwama: Third militant killed in encounter with security forcesindia Updated: Jul 04, 2017 09:18 IST
Army soldiers take position during an operation against militants in Shopian district south of Srinagar, in this file photo from May 2017.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
The gun-battle between militants and security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district ended on its second day with the killing of the third militant.
Jammu-Kashmir police tweeted from its official handle #Bahmnoo Pulwama encounter update. Body of the third militant recovered. Identity is being ascertained."
On Monday, two militants namely Were gunned down in the gun-battle.
Security forces had 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.
In a separate incident, a policeman and a woman were injured when militants attacked a police party in Anantnag town of south Kashmir on Monday morning.