Jammu and Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter in Pulwama

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A militant was killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security in Awantipora area of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“An encounter broke out between militants and security forces after a cordon and search operation was launched in Awantipora area of south Kashmir on Friday morning following specific inputs about the presence of militants in that area,” a police official said.

Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted, “One militant killed in brief encounter at Rinzipora Pulwama today morning.”

The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated.

More details are awaited.