October 27, 2020

Unidentified militant killed in Awantipora encounter, Ops on

Security personnel in action near an encounter site in Srinagar, where three militants were killed in the gunfight on Sunday. UNI

Pulwama: An unidentified militant has been killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Noorpora village of Awantipora belt in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday while operation is underway.
An official said one unidentified militant has been killed in an exchange of fire while the operation is on in the area.
They said that there is information that the militants who are trapped belong to Ansar Gazwat ul Hind. The official said that a joint team of Police, army’s 42 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on a specific information about the presence of militants in Noorpora village of Awantipora area.
He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter. Sources in the security grid said that the operation is on but firing has stopped. “Lights have been installed and cordon layers tightened in the area to ensure remaining militants don’t flee,” they said.

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