Three militants killed in Pulwama gunfight

Three militants have been killed in an overnight gunfight between security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police sources said.

While one of the militants was killed on Thursday, two others were brought down after the encounter resumed at dawn. Their bodies along with a large cache of weapons were recovered on Friday from the encounter site in Panjran village of Lassipora area.

Exact identities and group affiliations of the slain militants were being ascertained, the sources said adding that searches were still underway.

The operation was launched on Thursday on specific information about the presence of a group of militants hiding in Panjran village.

As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they had fired starting the encounter.

As a precautionary measure mobile Internet services in Pulwama district was suspended.

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