Four militants killed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama; clashes erupt

Srinagar: Four militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, reports said.

According to police, the forces surrounded Hajin Payeen village after receiving information about the presence of militants there.

“As the cordon was tightened, the militants who were hiding opened fire. That triggered an encounter,” said an official.

Reports from the area mentioned that the slain militants belonged to Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit and three of them has been  identified as Muzamil Ahmad from Rohmoo Pulwama, Muzamil Ahmad from Prichoo Pulwama and Waseem Ahmad from tiken Pulwama while the fourth one was a forienger.

Quoting a senior police official, a news agency reported that four militants were killed in the gunfight. “The searches are on,” he said.

Meanwhile, intense clashes erupted between the protesters and the government forces near the site of a gunfight.

Reports said that the residents, especially youth, came out of their houses and pelted the forces with stones as soon as the news of gunfight spread in the area.

They said the forces responded by firing tear gas at the protesters.


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