3 Militants Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in Kakapora Area of J&K's Pulwama District

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At slightest 3 militants were killed during an brushwood with information forces successful Gath Mohalla country of Kakapora successful Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama territory connected Friday, constabulary said. The cognition has ended and bodies of each the militants person been recovered.

Reports said a associated squad of the police, the Army and the CRPF launched a cordon and hunt cognition successful Kakapora. As they troops moved in, suspected militants fired upon the forces, triggering a gunfight.

Two of the militants, constabulary sources said, were progressive successful the sidesplitting a bull astatine Nowgam wherever the location of a BJP person was targeted connected Friday.

The constabulary and the service got the families of the militants to the spot to transportation them to surrender, but it seemed they turned down the connection and alternatively fired connected the forces triggering an encounter.

Soon after, 2 civilians including a miss were wounded during the clashes that erupted adjacent the brushwood site. The injured civilians, identified arsenic Ishrat Jan (25) and Ghulam Nabi Dar (42), were shifted to SMHS infirmary successful Srinagar for treatment, said Dr Gulzar Ahmad, Block Medical Officer (BMO) Pampore.

Ishrat, girl of Abdul Aziz Dar of Samboora, received slug wounded successful her close buttock portion Ghulam Nabi, lad of Ali Muhammad Dar of Samboora, had aggregate pellet injuries.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar said onslaught connected BJP leader’s location was carried jointly by militants from Al-Badr and Lashker-e-Toiba.

Two of 3 militants killed successful Kakpora contiguous beryllium to Lashkar and person been killed wrong 24 hours of the kiliing of a policeman astatine BJP leader’s residence.

The firearm they snatched from policeman has besides been recovered astatine the brushwood site. Three persons person been arrested and the conveyance utilized successful the onslaught has been seized.

“Police teams successful Srinagar and Pulwama had arrested a idiosyncratic connected whose disclosure 2 much persons were arrested and yet it was revealed that 3 militants are hiding successful location astatine Ghatmohalla successful Kakpora,” helium said.

Searches were mounted successful the country and the militants were fixed accidental to surrender but they fired upon pursuing which information forces retailated.

Kumar said 3 militants identified arsenic Suhail Lone and Nissar Lone too 1 Junaid were killed successful the gunfight.

“Suhail Lone had travel successful Burqa,” the IGP said.

“ An Ak-47 rifle, 1 SLR and a pistol were recovered. The SLR was snatched from the slain policeman yesterday. “

The betterment of the SLR, helium said, indicates the militants were portion of the Nowgam attack, helium said.

There person been continuous operations mounted connected the militants by the information forces this year. In astir 10 operations, much than 20 militants person been killed crossed the Valley. South Kashmir districts of Shopian and Pulwama person seen bulk of these operations.

Of late, determination has been a spike successful militancy with militants excessively carrying retired deed and tally attacks connected information forces and governmental leaders. Three CRPF men were killed successful Lawaypora connected the outskirts precocious followed by an onslaught connected counsellors conscionable successful Sopore past week. Two councillors and a defender was killed successful the Sopore attack.

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