PULWAMA — Three militants affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammad including a non-local were killed in an encounter in Chandgam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said on Wednesday.

Inspector General of Police for Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar, said that three JeM militants including one non-local were killed in Chandgam encounter.

He said that incriminating material, arms and ammunition including two M-4 carbine and one AK series rifle were recovered from the spot.

He termed the killing of three militants including a non-local a big success for security forces.

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“PulwamaEncounterUpdate: 03 #militants of outfit JeM including one #Pakistani national killed. #Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 2 M-4 carbine and 1 AK series rifle recovered. A big success for us: IGP Kashmir @JmuKmrPolice,” Kashmir Police Zone tweeted.

A senior police officer told news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that identification of other two slain militants is being ascertained.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

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He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight.

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