Srinagar : Police confirmed the killing of th militants reportedly belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in the encounter in Lassipora, which began at 5pm on Thursday.
Four militants, including two former special police officers (SPOs), were killed by security forces in a gun battle that lasted more than 12 hours in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, CRPF confirmed on Friday.
Police found three assault rifles from the site. They, however, did not confirm whether the SPOs were among the dead.
The SPOs had gone missing along with their weapons on Thursday from the police lines area in Pulwama district, police had said.
The encounter between Jaish-e-Mohammed and the force started on a day a territorial army soldier was killed by unidentified gunmen on Thursday at Sadoora in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Police said gunmen fired on Manzoor Beg, who was on leave and visiting his family for Eid, and wounded him critically. Beg was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.