2 militants killed in military operation in Pampore, 1 surrenders

Civilian killed, another injured during initial stage

Youth surrendering in live actions success of police, forces: IGP Kashmir

Pulwama: One more militant has been killed in a military operation in Meej Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, thus taking the toll of slain militants to two.

A senior police officer said that two militants have been killed while the other has surrendered before the forces.

He said that one militant was killed on Friday morning while the other was killed in afternoon. He said one among the hiding militants surrendered before the forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said as the joint teams of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated.

As cordon was being laid, the militants fired indiscriminately resulting in injuries to two civilians, official said, adding that Abid Nabi one among the injured civilians succumbed at SMHS Srinagar while as condition of Kifayat Ahmad is stable at Bone and Joint hospital Srinagar.

Meanwhile, Internet services remain snapped in Awantipora.

Jammu and Kashmir police has said that the armed forces and the police are achieving success as “misguided youth are returning back even in live actions.”

Inspector General of Police Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar said that surrender over death is being ‘preferred by the militants in live encounters’.

In a tweet, the IGP said that, “success of police and security forces is that they are getting misguided youth back. This year has been successful as they (youth) are returning now and they are being honourably welcomed.”


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