3 militants killed in Kangan Pulwama

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Srinagar: Three militants were killed in an encounter with a joint team of police, CRPF and army in Kangan area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. “The Identification is being ascertained. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered,” police said. Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said that three JeM militants have been killed in the encounter. However, he said, the identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained. Sources said that a top commander of the outfit, active in south Kashmir for quite some time now, was among the slain.
Sources said that arms and ammunition were also recovered near the gunfight site even as searches are going on.
Earlier, a joint team of Police, Army’s 53 Rashtriya Rifles and 183 battalion CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Astan Mohalla following specific inputs about the presence of the militants.
As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off the encounter eventually leading to the killing of the three militants and injuries to an army soldier.


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