Pulwama Encounter Ends, 3 Militants Killed: Police

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Army personnel near the gunfight site in south Kashmir – KO File Pic: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- Three militants were killed in an encounter in Hakripora-Kakpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, police said.

State forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hakripora-Kakpora area of Pulwama after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

Three militants were killed, the official said, adding that the search operation was still in progress.

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