Three Militants Killed In Encounter In South Kashmir’s Pulwama: Police

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Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in an overnight encounter with government forces in Drabgam area of Pulwama district South Kashmir, police said Sunday.

The encounter broke out Saturday in Drabgam area of Pulwama and one militant was killed before the night fell, they said.

A police official said a tight cordon was maintained during the night to stop the militants from fleeing, and when the firing resumed early Sunday morning two more militants were killed.

Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said all three are locals, linked with the militant outfit LeT.

“One of them has been identified as Junaid Sheergojri, involved in #killing of our colleague #Martyr Reyaz Ahmad on 13/5/22,” he tweeted.

The two others have been identified as Fazil Nazir Bhat and Irfan Ahmad Malik, he said.

The exchange of fire had begun Saturday after security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Drabgam area of the south Kashmir district following inputs about the presence of militants there.

The IGP said the police have also recovered incriminating material, arms and ammunition including two AK 47 rifles and one pistol during the operation.

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