South Kashmir: Gun Battle in Pulwama, 2 Militants Killed


Paramilitary personnel take position during gunfight in Pulwama on Saturday. KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed in a gunfight between militants and government forces in the outskirts of Pulwama town of South Kashmir on Saturday morning.

Police sources said that a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in Dangarpora locality by a contingents of army’s 55 RR, SOG and CRPF’s 182 and 183 battalions. “As forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, the militants present there opened fire triggering an encounter,” police said.

Troops resorted to shelling on the house as a result the building caught fire, reports said.

Later bodies of two unidentified militants were retrieved from the debris of the house, reports said.

Meanwhile, reports said that several people came out of their houses and clashed with police at the encounter site. Several persons received minor injuries during the clashes. A police constable also suffered injuries during the clashes in the area.

Following the gunfight, the authorities also suspended the 2G internet service in the southern district.

CRPF Man Injured In Grenade Attack

A paramilitary CRPF personal on Saturday was injured in a militant attack in Tahab area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Unknown militants this evening lobbed a grenade towards the joint team of police and CRPF deployed at Tahab Chowk of the district, reports said. However, the grenade missed the intended target and exploded on the road side with a bang.

The security personnel fired shots in air after the grenade explosion, reports said.

PRO CRPF Pankaj Singh said that a Constable Suman Pradhan sustained minor splinter injuries and has been given first aid.

Soon after the attack, government forces started searches in the area to nab the attackers.

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