Three dead bodies recovered as gunfight ends in Pulwama


PULWAMA — Two more dead bodies have been recovered from encounter site taking death toll of killed militants in Panjran Litter encounter to three and search is still going on in the area.

One militant body was recovered after initial exchange of fire while two more were hiding in a residential house which was blasted, an official told KNO.

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Later on clearing debris two more bodies were recovered in wee hours of Friday taking toll to three, he said while adding that the identification of killed militants is being ascertained.

Earlier an encounter broke out between government forces and militants in Panjren village in Litter tehsil of Pulwama district

An official told KNO that encounter started after a cordon-and-search operation was launched by a joint team of Army’s 44 RR and SOG Lassipora in Panjran village of Pulwama district

The cordon-and-search operation was launched after the security forces received specific inputs that some militants were hiding in the area.

As forces zeroed towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces triggering an encounter, he said.

Meanwhile as a precautionary measure internet services have been snapped in Pulwama district.

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