Nocturnal cordon laid by forces at Malangpora ended
Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an ongoing encounter at Bhamnoo village of Shadimarg in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday morning.
A senior police official told GNS said that acting on a tip-off, a joint team of forces launched a cordon-and-search operation at Bhamnoo village.
He said that soon after the searches were intensified the militants hiding in the area opened fire triggering off an encounter.
Two militants have been killed so far, he said.
The official identified the slain militants as Kifayat and Jehangir Khanday.
Meanwhile, cordon-and-search operation which was launched by the army, SOG and CRPF at Malangpora Awantipora ended today morning after militants believed to be two to three in number managed to escape last night while taking advantage of darkness amid clashes between the youth and the government forces.