SRINAGAR: In the midnight encounter that broke out in Padgampora Awantipora, the Jammu and Police said they have killed a militant.
#AwantiporaEncounterUpdate: 01 #terrorist killed. Body of the killed terrorist yet to be retrieved. #Encounter in progress. Further details shall follow.@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/2Wl6bIhYZH— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) February 27, 2023
The police tweeted that they have retrieved the body of the slain militant but the identity is to be ascertained. The operation is still in progress.
Reports said that a joint team of Army, CRPF and Police had launched a cordon and search operation in Padgampora village in the Pulwama area after having received inputs about the presence of militants.
The encounter broke out within hours after a high-security meeting was presided over by ADGP Kashmir. He instructed the officers to enhance counter-terror operations in the district and generate more human and technical intelligence.
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