Six terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Saturday morning , police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Arampora village in Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district this morning following specific intelligence about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
#Awantipora encounter update: 06 #terrorists killed. #Arms & Ammunition recovered. No #collateraldamage took place. Identities & affiliations being ascertained. @JmuKmrPolice @AwantipoPolice @PIBHomeAffairs pic.twitter.com/FoeVN4AwPJ
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) December 22, 2018
The forces retaliated leading to a gunfight, the official said. Swayam Prakash Pani, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), said six terrorists were killed in the encounter.The killed terrorists have been identified as Soliha Akhoon, Faisal, Nadeem Sofi, Rasiq Mir, Rouf and Umar. The group was part of Zakir Musa faction operating in Kashmir.
A police official said arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site, adding the identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists are being ascertained.The official said there was no collateral damage in the operation.
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