Encounter in Panjran Pulwama, one militant killed, search operation amid clashes on

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Pulwama,Oe militant has been killed in an initial exchange of fire in Panjran village of Pulwama district on Thursday.

Earlier an encounter broke out between government forces and militants in Panjren area of Pulwama district

An official said that encounter started after a cordon-and-search operation was launched by a joint team of Army’s 44 RR and SOG Lassipora in Panjran village of Pulwama district

The cordon-and-search operation was launched after the security forces received specific inputs that some militants were hiding in the area.

As forces zeroed towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces triggering an encounter, he said.

One militant body along with weapon has been recovered in the area and search operation is going on as two more militants are believed to be trapped, he added.

Meanwhile clashes have also erupted in the area

Further details awaited

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