Militant killed in ongoing gunfight in Pulwama in south Kashmir

A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight in Panzgam area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

A police officer told news agency GNS that one militant was killed in the operation so far.

The body of the slain has been recovered from the site along with a weapon and has been shifted to DPL, he said, adding that the identity of the slain is being ascertained. 

He said that the operation is going on and is in final stage. Reports said firing has stopped as of now. One house has been blasted where militants were hiding.

Earlier, the officer said that the encounter broke out in Panzgam village after a joint team of army’s 55 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation following inputs about the presence of some militants.