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Four militants killed in an encounter with security forces in J&K's Pulwama district

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 June 2019, 9:16 IST

Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. The militants were killed at Panjran in south Kashmir, a police official said.

He said the operation, which began Thursday evening, was over. The militants reportedly belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, the official said. On Thursday, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Panjran area of Pulwama, following information about presence of the militants there.

A gunfight broke out as the militants opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated, the official said. He said the identity of the slain militants was being ascertained.

-PTI

First published: 7 June 2019, 9:16 IST
 
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