Srinagar: Fourmilitants were killed Saturday in an encounter with security forces in southKashmir’s Pulwama district, the Army said. The security forces launched acordon and search operation in the Hanjan area Saturday morning after receiving specific informationabout the presence of militants there, an Army official said.
Thesearch operation turned into an encounter after the ultras opened fire at thesearch party, who retaliated. Four militants were killed in the gunfight.Weapons and other warlike stores were found at the encounter site, the officialsaid. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained,he said. The search and sanitisation operation is underway.