Two militants killed, operation continues in south Kashmir

Two militants killed, operation continues in south Kashmir


Two militants killed, operation continues in south Kashmir


Srinagar:  Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where a similar operation at another village was called off in the wee hours, official sources said. One person was injured when security forces opened fire and burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators who were trying to disrupt the operation against militants today. They said security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint operation at village Bahmnoo in Pulwama district following a tip off about the presence of militants early this morning. However, when the security forces were moving towards particular area in the village, militants opened fire, they said adding fire was retaliated ensuing an encounter. The militants tried to escape from the cordoned off area, they said adding one militant was killed before two other militants managed to enter a nearby house. Another militant who was hold up in the house was also killed in the encounter, they said adding one more militant was still firing on security forces. The operation was going on when the reports last came in. One person identified as Jehangir Ahmad was injured when security forces opened fire to disperse demonstrators who were pelting stones and trying to disrupt the operation. The injured was referred to Srinagar, they said. Security forces had launched similar joint operation at Malangpora, Awantipora in Pulwama late last night. As the security forces were sealing the village, some people took to streets, raising slogans and pelting stones to disrupt the operation. However, additional security forces and state police personnel were already deployed in the area to prevent the demonstrators to enter the cordoned off village. The operation was called off at 0200 hrs, they said.

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