Times of Kashmir

| 21 May 2019
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‘Nothing wrong if security forces avoid encounter during Ramzan’: Akbar Lone 

SRINAGAR, MAY 16 (PTK):Senior leader of National conference and Baramulla candidate Muhammad Akbar Lone today said that security forces should avoid encounter during Ramzan.

While speaking to News Agency Press Trust of Kashmir Lone said,“There was nothing wrong if security forces avoided this encounter as it’s the month of fast (Ramzan)”.

Akbar Lone while expressing his grief said that it is a coward act to kill anyone. It is a condemnable act.

Earlier three militants, an army personnel and a couple have been killed during a gunfight that ensued in predawn hours in south Kashmir’s Pulwama village on Thursday.

Three army soldiers and a civilian were injured during the gunfight and were shifted to hospitals.

The gunfight started after a joint team of government forces including army’s 55 RR and Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off Dalipora village of Pulwama district after inputs about presence of militants in the area.

A police official said that as government forces zeroed in on the location where militants were suspected to be hiding, the militants fired upon government forces triggering a gunfight.

During the exchange of fire three militants were killed while three army personnel and a civilian were injured. The injured ans one among the injured army personnel succumbed to injuries in Army’s 92 base Srinagar hospital. (PTK)

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