Three militants were gunned down on Saturday in a fight with security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said here.
“Three local militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were killed today morning (Saturday) in Panzgam village of Pulwama district, a senior police officer told IANS.
Troopers from Rashtriya Rifles, special operations group and central reserve police force surrounded Panzgam village late Friday and the encounter started around 3.30 a.m.
“When the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they resorted to indiscriminate firing at the surrounding security men triggering an encounter.
“Firing at the encounter site has stopped, but searche operation was still on”.
They were identified as Ashfaq Ahmad Dar, a resident of Dogipura, Ishfaq Ahmad Baba, a resident of Tahab and Haseeb Ahmad, a resident of Brao Bandyun.
Three weapons have also been recovered from the encounter site. (IANS)