Pulwama Gunfight: Three militants, two civilians killed

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In a gunfight which erupted in Kharpora Sirnoo village of Pulwama, three militants have been killed. in the clashes which ensued after the gun fight two civilians have also been killed in forces action. 

The gunfight broke out after the armed forces received launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area after a tip-off about the presence of militants.

GNS reported that three militants were killed in the gunfight. However, there was no immediate confirmation from the police.

The identities of the slain militants were being ascertained, said the report while quoting a police officer.

Two youths, identified as Amir Ahmad Palla and Abid Hussain Lone, were critically injured after forces fired live ammunition and pellets to chase away the youth trying to march towards the site of the gunfight.

Ahmad and Hussain were shifted to the hospital they were declared dead on arrival. Three other youths were also injured in the clashes, said a source at the district hospital Pulwama.

The authorities have suspended mobile internet in Pulwama and rail services between the Kashmir Valley and Banihal town in the Jammu region were cancelled.

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