Times of Kashmir

| 21 May 2019
Breaking News

One militant killed in ongoing encounter in Awantipora village

Qayoom Khan

Srinagar, May 18 (GNS): A militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter at Panzgam area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday pre-dawn hours.

A police officer told GNS that one militant was killed in the operation so far.

The body of the slain has been recovered from the site along with a weapon and has been shifted to DPL, he said, adding that the identity of the slain is being ascertained.

He said that the operation is going on and is in final stage. Firing has stopped as off now. One house has been blasted where militants were believed to be hiding.

Earlier, the officer said that the encounter broke out in Panzgam village after a joint team of army’s 55 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation following inputs about the presence of some militants. (GNS)

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