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ThreeMilitants Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in Kakapora Area of Pulwama District

Reports said a joint team of the police, the Army and the CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Kakapora.

    April, 02, 2021:Pulwama, At least three militants were killed during an encounter with security forces in Gath Mohalla area of Kakapora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, police said. The operation has ended and bodies of all the militants have been recovered.

Reports said a joint team of the police, the Army and the CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Kakapora.

As they troops moved in, suspected militants fired upon the forces, triggering a gunfight.

The exchange of firing between militants and security forces is still under way.

According to sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped inside. Two of the militants, police sources said, were involved in the killing a cop at Nowgam where the house of a BJP leader was targeted on Friday.

The police and the army got the families of the militants to the spot to persuade them to surrender, but it seemed they turned down the offer and instead fired on the forces triggering an encounter.

There have been continuous operations mounted on the militants by the security forces this year. In about ten operations, more than 20 militants have been killed across the Valley. South Kashmir districts of Shopian and Pulwama have seen bulk of these operations.

Of late, there has been a spike in militancy with militants too carrying out hit and run attacks on security forces and political leaders. Three CRPF men were killed in Lawaypora on the outskirts recently followed by an attack on counsellors meet in Sopore last week. Two councillors and a guard was killed in the Sopore attack.

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