Four militants killed in encounter in J&K’s Pulwama


Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

The militants were killed at Panjran in south Kashmir, a police official said.

He said the operation, which began Thursday evening, was over.

The militants reportedly belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, the official said.

On Thursday, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Panjran area of Pulwama, following information about presence of the militants there.

A gunfight broke out as the militants opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated, the official said.

He said the identity of the slain militants was being ascertained.

2 SPOs go missing in J-K, probe underway

Police Thursday initiated investigations after two special police officers (SPOs) failed to report back at district police lines in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, a spokesman said.

Although the spokesman did not elaborate, there have been several instances in the past where security personnel, including SPOs, have joined terror groups.

“Two SPOs have not reported back at police lines in Pulwama. Police have launched an investigation into the matter, ” the spokesman said.

Meanwhile senior journalist Aditya Raj Kaul has this update on the missing SPOs: