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J&K: Two terrorists killed in encounter by security forces in Pulwama

J&K: Two terrorists killed in encounter by security forces in Pulwama”

Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said that two militants have been killed so far.

An encounter between militants and security forces is now underway in Tahab area of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, ANI reported.

"Indian Army responded strongly and shelling and firing exchanges continued for around 25 minutes", police sources said. Early morning, the militants tried breaking the cordon and it was during this process that they were killed.

"They were holed up in a house but to break out the cordon and flee, militants had came out and were killed in the open", the officer said. News agency PTI reported the a cordon and search operation is now underway in the Tahab area. State police sources told IANS that the militants were identified as Irfan Sheikh and Abid.

Reports said a trooper was wounded in the standoff and he was immediately removed to hospital.

Previously on July 29, Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district after Pakistan violated bilateral ceasefire. Gunfights often take place between the two sides. Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.



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