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Kashmir: Pulwama encounter ends; 3 militants killed, 10 protestors injured

India TV News Desk Srinagar 04 Jul 2017, 11:06:20 IST
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Security forces gunned down the third terrorist today in the ongoing encounter with holed up militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district which came to end today after 24 hours. 

At least 10 protestors have been injured in the clashes with the security forces near the encounter site. 

Till yesterday, two militants were neutralised and six persons, including two Army personnel, were injured. 

The gunbattle began on Monday morning after the security forces launched a search operation following a specific tip-off about the presence of militants in Bahmnoo area of Pulwama.

Two army personnel sustained minor injuries when the third militant hurled a grenade while the security forces were retrieving the bodies of two killed ultras, a police official said yesterday.

On Saturday, top Lashkar commander Bashir Lashkari was killed in an encounter in Anantnag. Hailing from Kokernag area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir Bashir Lashkari crossed to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 1999.