Pulwama Encounter News Update: In the Pulwama encounter today, 4 militants were killed after a CASO – cordon and search operation was launched by the Indian forces in Rajpora following inputs about the possible presence of militants in the area.
According to police, a cordon and search operation (CASO) was launched by security forces in Rajpora following inputs about the possible presence of militants in the area.
“Brief exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists at Hanjan,” Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted. “The area has been cordoned off,” it added.
On Friday, a LeT militant was killed in an encounter in Banderpora area of Pulwama. A J-K police official had said that the slain militant had joined the outfit around five months ago. He was later was identified as Ishfaq Yousuf Wani, a resident of Koil Pulwama in South Kashmir.
A large number of people participated in the funeral of the slain militant which was held at his native village Koil in Pulwama later in the day. Soon after the killing of Wani, clashes broke out in some parts of South Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq claimed that the cordon and search operations (CASO) launched in the extreme cold weather should immediately stop. “At #JamaMasjid today. Grossly Inhuman on part of GOI that even in this severe cold as mercury has dipped to minus 8-degree Celsius, children women and men forcibly brought out of their homes to conduct of Cordon and search operations (CASO)! This should be immediately stopped,” Umar had tweeted after addressing the Friday gathering at the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.