At least three terrorists were killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out in Kakpora in South Kashmir`s Pulwama district on Friday morning.
According to J & K police "Three unidentified terrorists killed in the encounter at Pulwama. Incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, was recovered. Search is going on."
A top police officer had earlier confirmed that “an encounter started between the security forces and the terrorists at Ghat Mohalla Kakpora area of Pulwama district.”
A joint search team of J&K Police, Army’s 50 RR and the CRPF had conducted in the area; they barricaded the area and started search operation on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area. As the team cordoned off the suspected spot and asked terrorists to surrender repeatedly, they fired upon the search party and fire was retaliated resulting in an encounter. The terrorists were killed after they refused to surrender and fired upon the searching party of joint security forces.
On previous day, the terrorists had attacked a local BJP leader’s house and killed a policeman in the attack; the place situated is very near to the present encounter spot. Security forces suspect that the trapped terrorists could be among those who carried out the attack in Ahrigam Nowgam at the Srinagar-Pulwama border.