Srinagar, April 25 (GNS): Two militants and a ‘militant associate’ were killed in an encounter with the government forces in Goripora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, police said.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told GNS that two militants and a militant associate were killed in the gunfight.
The identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained, the IGP said.
Earlier, a joint team of army’s 50 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation in Goripora in the early hours of Saturday after receiving specific information about the presence of some militants there, a police official said.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated, he said.