Three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Awantipora area of Pulwama district on Saturday. The gunfight broke out after security forces launched cordon and search operation in Panzgam village and the terrorists hiding there opened fire on the forces. The identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists is being ascertained. Arms and ammunition were also retrieved from the encounter site.
In another encounter, one terrorist was killed in a brief exchange of fire at Hatlangoo area of North Kashmir’s Sopore on saturday afternoon. Arms and ammunition was also recovered from his possession. However the identity of the terrorist is yet to be ascertained.
Earlier, Army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group have launched a cordon and search operation at Hathlangoo village following specific information about the presence of terrorists inside a residential house.
Meanwhile, authorities suspended internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in the wake of this search operation.