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PULWAMA — An encounter broke out between security forces and militants at Gundipora village in Pinglena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said on Sunday.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF, after receiving information about the presence of militants, launched a search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

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He said that the exchange of fire is on in the area and two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.

Two JeM militants trapped: IGP Kashmir

Inspector-General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Sunday said that two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including the killer of cop Reyaz Ahmad, are trapped in the ongoing encounter at Pulwama.

On the behalf of IGP Kashmir, Kashmir Police Zone tweeted, “02 local militants of outfit JeM trapped in encounter including killer of our Martyr Constable Reyaz Ahmad. JeM militant Abid Shah had killed our unarmed colleague on 13/5/22.”

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