Published On: Fri, Jun 29th, 2018

Three terrorists killed in J&K Pulwama encounter, stone pelter also dies

Srinagar: Security force on Friday succeeded in killing three terrorists in a fierce encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The state DGP SP Vaid said that all the three terrorists were killed and the encounter has ended

A senior police official said that a youth died in clashes between stone-pelters and security personnel near the encounter site.

The police official said that on receiving information about some terrorists hiding in the area, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Thumna village.

The security personnel managed to pinpoint the location of the terrorists but the operation had to be delayed due to the presence of civilians in the house, said the police official.

He said that after all the civilians were evacuated, a gunfight broke out between the security forces and the terrorists.

The state DGP SP Vaid confirmed in a tweet that all the three terrorists were killed and the encounter has ended.

However, while the encounter was on, a mob started pelting stones at the security forces to thwart the anti-terrorist operation.

At least eight people received pellet or bullet injuries in the security forces action against the violent protestors, the police official said.

He said one of the injured, 16-year-old Faizaan Ahmad Khan, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

As a precautionary measure, authorities suspended mobile Internet services in Pulwama to check spread of rumours.

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