Srinagar, Apr 06: A militant was killed in a brief gunfight at Kangan area of Pulwama in South Kashmir on Friday afternoon.
SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudarysaid that a cordon-and-search operation was launched by a joint team of army’s 55 RR, police and CRPF at Kangan orchards following inputs about the presence of some militants.
As the joint party approached the suspected spot, the militants hiding in the area opened fire triggering off an encounter.
“On a patrol of security forces, some firing took place at Kangan, Pulwama. In retaliation, forces killed one militant and recovered oneAK 47 and one SLR gun and other incriminating materials.The Operation stands concluded. No collateral damage has taken place in this episode.A case in this regard has been registered, and investigations taken up,” said a police spokesman.
The slain militant, a local, was identified as Musavir Hassan Wani son of Ghulam Hassan Wani of Delipora Pulwama. He, according to initial reports, was associated with Hizbul Mujahideen outfit. Prior to joining he was pursuing B.Tech.