Pulwama: 1 militant killed; Locals disrupt operations as Army searched for the other

Two militants were killed in a fierce gun battle broke out on Thursday morning between security forces and Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in south Kashmir’s Padgampora area of Pulwama district.

“The slain militants have been identified as Jehangir Ganai and Mohammad Shafi alias Sher Gujri,” a senior CRPF officer said, adding that Ganai was involved in the killing of a local policeman last year.

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Both militants are resident of Koel village of the district (Pulwama), the officer said.

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Meanwhile, a 15-year-old boy Amir Nazir son of Nazir Ahmad was killed after he was injured during clashes between protesters and the security forces near encounter site.

According to the eyewitness, Amir along with two others sustained bullet injuries during clashes.

“The other two have been taken to Srinagar hospital for treatment,” he said.