India / Four militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Pulwama

The New Indian Express : Apr 01, 2019, 11:42 AM

SRINAGAR: Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, a defence spokesman said.

"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.

In the ensuing encounter, he said, four militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter.

The identities and affiliations of the slain militants are being ascertained, the spokesman said.

He said in the initial exchange of firing, three Army jawans and one policeman sustained injuries.

The injured were hospitalised and are stated to be stable, he added.

The spokesman said it was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the encounter.

Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter, he said.