Jammu & Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in Pulwama

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Srinagar | Published: January 21, 2020 1:26:58 PM

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khrew following information about the presence of militants in the area, an officer said.

jammu and kashmir, awantipora, militant killed, kashmir militant killed, churswoo villageThe operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire. (Representational Image: PTI)

An encounter broke out between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khrew following information about the presence of militants in the area, an officer said.

The operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire. The security forces retaliated, triggering a gunbattle that was going on till the last reports came in.

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