Srinagar: Three militants have been killed so far and the bodies have been retrieved from the Pampore encounter site.
Two militants who were trapped inside a mosque in Pampore area of Pulwama district were shot dead by the security forces on Friday, police said.
“Patience & #professionalism worked. No use of firing & IED. Used tear smoke shells only. Maintained #sanctity of the #mosque,” said the IGP Kashmir, in a tweet.
With their killing, the number of militants killed in the encounter has reached three.
In the gunbattle between militants and security forces, commandos of the Special Operations Group failed to convince the militants to surrender and the forces then entered a mosque. Two militants were holed up inside the mosque since Thursday morning and the gunbattle has continued since then.
Kashmir Police IG said, “The Pampore operation took time but forces maintained the sanctity of the mosque. Both terrorists hiding inside the mosque have been killed. The operation is over.” (Inputs from India Today)