One soldier, two terrorists die in Kashmir encounter

Security forces killed two terrorists during an encounter at Awantipora in Pulwama district of South Kashmir in the early hours of February 28. One of the two security force personnel injured in the encounter later succumbed. 

The encounter took place a day after terrorists shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit Sanjay Sharma in the same district. 

Taking to Twitter, Kashmir Zone Police said, “Encounter has started at Padgampora Awantipora in Pulwama district. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow.

Quoting Assistant Director General of Police Vijay Kumar, Twitter handle of Kashmir Police identified one of the slain militants as Aqib Mustaq Bhat of Pulwama. 

“He initially worked for HM outfit, nowadays he had been working with TRF. Killer of late Sanjay Sharma neutralised,” the police said.