Srinagar, April 6: A militant was killed in an encounter at Kangan area of Pulwama in South Kashmir on Friday afternoon.
Official sources told GNS that a militant believed to be a local was killed in the operation.
The gunfight stops now and the search operation are under way, they said.
The sources identified the slain militant as Musavir Hassan Wani son of Ghulam Hassan of Dalipora, Pulwama. Wani, a B.Tec student of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.
“one AK 47 and one SLR gun and other incriminating materials were recovered from his possession,” they said.
A police spokesman while confirming the incident and said that the Operation stands concluded. “No collateral damage has taken place in this episode”.
A case in this regard has been registered, and investigations taken up, the spokesman said.
Earlier, SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudary had told GNS that a cordon-and-search operation was launched by a joint team of army’s 55 RR, police and CRPF at Kangan orchards following inputs about the presence of some militants.
As the joint party approached the suspected spot, the militants hiding in the area opened fire triggering off an encounter, the officer had said.
Meanwhile, clashes between youths and government forces broke out in Kangan and other parts of Pulwama soon after the killing of the local militant. (GNS)