Police on Tuesday issued the following statement regarding Pulwama shootout saying that in a brief exchange of firing between the joint team of government forces and militants at Chowdhry Bagh area of Litter in district Pulwama earlier today one militant was killed.
“The identity and affiliation of the killed militant is being ascertained,” said police spokesman in a statement.
“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunitions were recovered from the killed militant. Notably, no collateral damage took place during the incident amidst reports of some firing on the security forces for a nearby area was received when the encounter was in progress,” a police spokesman said.
Police has registered a case in the matter and investigation is being initiated.
“Citizens are requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” a police spokesman in a statement said.