At the very least three militants had been killed in an encounter with the safety forces in Kangan space of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday morning, Jammu and Kashmir police mentioned, including that incriminating supplies together with arms and ammunition had been recovered from their possession. “three terrorists killed. Identification being ascertained. Incriminating supplies together with arms & ammunition recovered. Additional particulars shall observe,” Kashmir Zone Police mentioned on Twitter.
That is the second encounter in South Kashmir within the final 24 hours. On Tuesday, two Jaish-e-Mohammed militants had been killed in an encounter in Pulwama district. The gunbattle happened in Saimoh Tral space within the early hours of Tuesday after joint forces launched a cordon and search operation following inputs concerning the presence of militants, based on J&Okay police.
Whereas Jammu & Kashmir (J&Okay) Police mentioned the “identification and affiliations of the killed terrorists is being ascertained”, a senior police officer mentioned the duo had been affiliated to the JeM.
“Apart from the weapons corresponding to two AK-47 rifles, pistols and many others, we’ve additionally recovered a JeM flag from the positioning,” mentioned a police officer who was a part of the operation.
#KanganPulwamaEncounterUpdate: 03 #terrorists killed. Identification being ascertained. #Incriminating materials including #arms & #ammunition recovered. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/9Vaw2GGGul
Kashmir’s Inspector Basic of Police Vijay Kumar had mentioned “it was a clear operation and no collateral harm happened in the course of the encounter”.
There was a rise in anti-militancy operations within the Valley since April. Two militants had been killed in a gunfight in Kulgam district on Saturday. Subsequent day, one other encounter between militants and safety forces broke out within the Anantnag district of South Kashmir, however the militants managed to flee from the world after the preliminary gunfight.