Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said. With this Baramulla has become the first district of Kashmir with no surviving militant as on date.
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Binner area of the district following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into a gun battle after the militants opened fire on the security forces. Three militants were killed in the operation, the official said, adding that weapons and other incriminating material were recovered from the spot.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras was being ascertained, he said.
The 3 killed terrorists are being reportedly identified as
1-Suhaib Farooq Akhoon S/O Farooq Ahmad Akhoon R/O Khanpora Baramulla
2-Mohsin Mushtaq Bhat S/O Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat R/O Qazi Hamam Baramulla
3-Nasir Ahmad Darzi S/O Mohd Amin Darzi R/O Batpora Sopore A/P Jamia Qadeem Baramulla
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Aripal village of the south Kashmir district this morning following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at the search party, who retaliated. The gunfight was on, the official said, adding further details were awaited.