1. Pulwama encounter: 1 terrorist gunned down by security forces in Bamnoo, search operation underway

Pulwama encounter: 1 terrorist gunned down by security forces in Bamnoo, search operation underway

One terrorist has been gunned down by security forces in Pulwama's Bamnoo area in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier in the day, security forces began cordon and search operation after reports of suspected militants being trapped in the area.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2017 10:12 AM
Pulwama encounter, Pulwama encounter army, Pulwama encounter police, Pulwama encounter CRPF, Pulwama encounter Malangpora, terrorists in Malangpora, Army, police, CRPF Locals in the Malangpora area of Pulwama, helped escape at least two to three militants, as a stone-pelting mob engaged with security forces. (Image: Representative/ PTI)

One terrorist has been gunned down by security forces in Pulwama’s Bamnoo area in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier in the day, security forces began cordon and search operation after reports of suspected militants being trapped in the area. The slain terrorist is identified as Kifayat and two other terrorists are trapped, reported ANI. It was also reported that locals in the Malangpora area of Pulwama, helped escape at least two to three militants, as a stone-pelting mob engaged with security forces, who had launched search operations here.  A report by CNN News 18 informed that some suspected terrorists were holed up in the area, but later with the help of the locals they flee during a massive protest. Even India TV reported that the terrorists suspected to be from the Hizbul Mujahideen organisation, escaped on Monday morning as the locals disrupted army operations which were conducted since Sunday evening.

The combat between security forces and militants started soon after the search operations were launched in Bahmnoo which is 40 km away from Srinagar. On July 1, top Lashkar terrorist Bashir Lashkari and his associate was gunned down in a major gun fight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The incident took place in less than a fortnight after the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander triggered an attack that killed station house officer of the state police Feroz Dar and five other policemen.

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Even on Friday (June 30), three LeT terrorists were killed by security forces in Pulwama district. The encounter lasted for over six hours and finally kicked-off in the evening in Kakapora area of Pulwama. The terrorists who were killed by the security forces were identified as Majid Mir, Shariq Ahmad and Irshad Ahmad, according to ANI report.

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