Police in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday night said that two militants and an associate were killed by the counter-insurgent forces in an encounter in Goripora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
“#AwantiporaEncounterUpdate:2 unidentified #terrorists and 1 hardcore #associate of #terrorists killed. Search is still going on. Details shall follow,” Kashmir zone police tweeted.
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) April 25, 2020
The gunfight, the second in south Kashmir since Friday evening, began when joint forces were carrying a cordon a search operation in Goripora area of Awantipora after an input about the presence of militants.
” As forces intensified searches in the area, hiding militants fired upon forces which was retaliated, triggering an encounter,” a police official said.
On Friday evening two unidentified militants were killed while they were trying to flee along with a police man-they had abducted, minutes earlier from his home in Kulgam district, an official said.