Pulwama, May 06: A militant has been killed in an going encounter between government forces and militants in Shaar Shali village of Khrew area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district during intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.
A senior police official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that a militant have been killed adding that operation is still on in the area.
He said that operation which halted during night resumed on Wednesday morning after evacuation of all civilians to safer places.
Earlier an official said that on specific inputs about the presence of militants cordon and search operation was launched in the area by joint team of forces including 50 RR, CRPF and Awantipora Police
As forces zeroed in towards suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces which was retaliated, triggering an encounter, he said.