The encounter that broke out last evening in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has left Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and two militants dead. Defence sources said that army’s Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and two local militants were killed in an operation based on specific information in Drabgam area in Pulwama district. The deceased militants believed to be of Hizbul Mujahideen cadre, were identified as Afaqullah Bhat and Abdul Manan Dar of Pulwama district. Reports said that hundreds of residents held protests in Drubgam area soon after the two militants were killed. Last week two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were also killed in Manzimpora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
2015 Kashmir Despatch