2 Militants, 1 Policeman Killed In Encounter In J&K

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Srinagar(PTI): Two militants reportedly affiliated to the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) and a policeman were killed while several civilians injured during an encounter between ultras and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said
“Encounter at Khiram Srigufara on, two terrorists down, firing still continues. Unfortunate we lost one colleague of J&K Police,” Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid wrote on Twitter

In another tweet, the DGP said the militants were reportedly from the ISJK

“Terrorists reportedly affiliated to ISJK,” Vaid said

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khiram in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir this morning after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said

He said the search operation turned into a gunfight after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated

The gunfight was going on when last reports came in, the official said

He said clashes broke out near the encounter site as a group of youth started pelting stones on the forces who are engaged in the operation

Security forces used force on the protestors and several civilians have suffered injuries, the official said

Further details were awaited.

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