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Three militants gunned down in J&K's Pulwama, youth dies in clash

A gunfight broke out between the security forces and the militants after all the civilians were evacuated

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Security personnel stands guard during curfew in Srinagar on Sunday. Authorities imposed curfew in the parts of Valley following the killing of a top militant commander at Tral in Pulwama District of South Kashmir on Saturday. Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India Srinagar
Three militants were on Friday gunned down in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir and a youth died in clashes between stone-pelters and security personnel near the encounter site, a police official said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Thumna village after getting information about the presence of militants there, the official said.
Three militants were holed up inside a house. The security personnel managed to pinpoint the location of the ultras but the operation had to be delayed due to the presence of civilians in the house, he said.
A gunfight broke out between the security forces and the militants after all the civilians were evacuated. All the three ultras were killed, the official said.
 
Meanwhile, a mob started hurling stones at the security forces involved in the anti-militancy operation.
At least five people received pellet or bullet injuries in the security forces action against the protestors, the police official said.
He said one of the injured, 16-year-old Faizaan Ahmad Khan, was declared dead by doctors at a hospital.


 

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First Published: Jun 29 2018 | 8:25 PM IST

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