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Two militants killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama district

In their continuing anti-militancy operations, security forces shot dead two militants early Sunday morning

india Updated: Jul 30, 2017 10:35 IST
Ashiq Hussain
Ashiq Hussain
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Jammu and kashmir,Encounter,Militants
Army personnel during an encounter Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in Pulwama district of south Kashmir earlier this month.(PTI)

Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, officials said.

The encounter started after police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Tahab area of Pulwama around 5 am, police control room Pulwama said.

Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said that two militants have been killed so far. “The operation is still in progress,” he said.

Director General of police SP Vaid also confirmed the killings of two militants on his Twitter handle.

Neither the police not the army have yet revealed the identity of the militants but local reports said that both were Kashmiris.

It was also not immediately clear whether the encounter was in a house or in open.

Read more: Three militants killed as army foils infiltration bid in Gurez

The encounter comes after three militants were killed when security forces foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control in Gurez sector of north Kashmir on Thursday.

Three militants were killed in an encounter after security forces stormed a forest area in south Kashmir’s Tral in Pulwama district on July 15.

First Published: Jul 30, 2017 10:22 IST