2 militants killed in encounter in J-Okay’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Decmber 9

Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

A civilian sustained injuries in the gunfight, they added.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Tikken area of Pulwama district in the early hours of the day on receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the security forces were fired upon.

Two ultras had been killed so far in the operation, the official said, adding that a civilian also sustained injuries during the exchange of fire.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants are being ascertained, he added. PTI

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