Two suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists and a civilian were killed on Thursday during a gunfight between militants and security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The civilian, identified as Aamir Wani, was killed with a bullet to his neck, the police said.

However, it was not immediately clear whether the civilian was killed during protests or had he been hit by a stray bullet during the gunfight.

As soon as the security forces cordoned off Padgampora village following information about the presence of the militants, they were fired at, triggering the exchange by the security forces .

Highlights:

02:40 PM | Encounter between security forces & terrorists that started on early Thursday morning still underway in Pulwama (J&K)’s Padgampora area.

01: 40 PM | A civilian, identified as Aamir Wani, has died close to the spot where the security personnel were exchanging gun fire with the two holed up terrorists in the Padgampora village of Pulwama.

However, it is not  clear whether the civilian was killed during protests or had he been hit by a stray bullet during the gunfight.

Notably a lot of civilians were protesting against the forces, dismissing the directions given by the SPG involved in the encounter.  

01: 00 PM | Protest erupt during the encounter was underway. Civilians protesting against the security forces.

 

11: 25 AM | Meanwhile Indian DGMO speaks to Pakistan counterpart expressing concern regarding movement of terrorists noticed along LoC.

11: 15 AM | Second terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter, search operation underway.  

10: 35 AM |  Terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter has been identified as LeT’s Jahangir Ahamd Ganaie, operation underway, says CRPF.  

10: 22 AM | Both the terrorists involved in the encounter are locals from Koel area in south Kashmir.

10: 10 AM | As per reports, the terrorist that is still fight fighting with the security forces is identified as Sher Gujri. Attempts were made to communicate with Gujri through his wife to surrender but Gujri has denied the proposal.  

10: 00 AM | A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist has been shot dead by the security forces. Army sources say that the one another militant is still holed up in the house in Padgampora village of kashmir.

09: 30 AM | Following the gunfight, the Bannihal-Baramulla train service was stopped as the railway track moves close to Padgampora village.

09: 14 AM Authorities have suspend train services from Banihal to Srinagar as one of the railway stations is near the Pulwama encounter site.

  

09: 00 AM | Troops from of 130 Battalion CRPF, 55 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group are involved in the operation, confirms CRPF

Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces suspect presence of 2-3 terrorists in Pulwama’s Padgampora, gunshots heard. (Visuals deferred) pic.twitter.com/OmIkRRQihw

08: 45 AM | Earlier, on March 7, an operation and intense gunfire in the Thakurganj area of Lucknow lasted almost for 12 hours resulting in the encounter of alleged Islamic State (IS) operative Saifullah, who was believed to be behind the explosion on a train in Madhya Pradesh’s Shajapur district on Tuesday. Eight people were injured in the train explosion.

08: 30 AM | Security forces suspect presence of 2-3 terrorists in Pulwama’s Padgampora, gunshots heard.

(With inputs from IANS)

First Published | 9 March 2017 8:21 AM
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