3 JeM militants killed in ongoing Pulwama encounter :DGP

3 JeM militants killed in ongoing Pulwama encounter :DGP


Qayoom Khan

Srinagar, June 3:Three militants were killed and a army soldier injured in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in Astan Mohalla Kangan area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told GNS that three JeM militants have been killed in the ongoing operation. However, he said, the identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile official sources told GNS that one army soldier was also injured.

Earlier, according to the reports reaching GNS, a joint team of Police, Army’s 53 RR and 183 BN CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Astan Mohalla .

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

A senior police officer confirmed to GNS the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped. (GNS)