Four militants killed in an encounter in Pulwama

Security forces have killed four militants in an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, earlier today. “Four terrorists have been eliminated in Pulwama operation,” Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.

He said weapons and war-like stores have been recovered from the site of the encounter. A police official said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Lassipora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir following specific information about the presence of militants there.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon the security forces. The identification and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained, the official said

On a credible input about the presence of militants in Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there this morning, a police spokesman said.

He said during the searches, militants fired upon the search party of the forces. The fire was retaliated, leading to an encounter, the spokesman said.

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