Pulwama,December 15(KNB):Three militants and one army person were killed on Saturday in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, moreover six civilians died after forces opened fire on protesters in subsequent clashes in the area.
As per the reports,the encounter broke out soon after the government forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Kharpora Sirnoo village following an intelligence inputs about the presence of militants.
While as,the identities of the slain militants were being ascertained.
Meanwhile,the slain civilians were identified as Shahbaz Ali, resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Murtaza of Prichoo, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad.(KNB)