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J&K: Encounter underway in Pulwama district; four militants killed

Police said that Hajin Payeen village was surrounded by massive security personnel after information about presence of militants was received. He said as the forces were conducting searches, the hiding militants fired upon them.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 29 Dec 2018 5:35 AM GMT

J&K: Encounter underway in Pulwama district; four militants killed
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Jammu: In a gunfight with security forces, four militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, official said.

Police said that Hajin Payeen village was surrounded by massive security personnel after information about presence of militants was received.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, the hiding militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, leading to the encounter, the official said.

"As the cordon was tightened, the militants who were hiding opened fire. That triggered an encounter in which four militants have been killed," an informed source said.

Reports from the area mentioned that the slain militants belonged to Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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