Pulwama Encounter News Update: Today, 15th December 2018, seven people were killed when clashes erupted in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir after an encounter broke-out with the militants. In the Pulwama encounter – an Indian army soldier and three militants were killed, according to Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar.
The Pulwama encounter began this morning after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Sirnoo village of Pulwama after receiving specific intelligence inputs on the presence of militants in the area. As police were conducting searches, the militants opened fire on them.
Saturday’s encounter comes two days after two militants were killed in an encounter at BrathKalan village of North Kashmir’s Sopore district. Security forces had launched an operation following information on the presence of militants there. According to police, the encounter had started after militants opened fire at the security forces.
On Tuesday, four Jammu and Kashmir policemen were killed in a militant attack on a police picket in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. The attack was a first by militants in the Valley after they suffered several blows in multiple encounters over the last one month in South Kashmir.
Police officers said that the policemen who were killed were guarding a picket meant for the security of a few Kashmiri Pandit families living in Zainapora area of Shopian. Four weapons belonging to the policemen were also taken by the militants after the attack, officials said.
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