Friday, May 24 2019 | Time 13:21 Hrs(IST)
image
  • NC will form next Govt in J&K: Farooq
  • IAS, IPS officials call on Jagan Reddy; security enhanced
  • Trump orders new powers for AG's surveillance probe
  • 1 3% opts for NOTA, DMK combine gets 51 5 % in LS, AIADMK fares better in Assembly bypolls
  • Modi cannot remove Art 370, 35A from J&K: Farooq
  • School students walk out in global climate strike
  • Two Indian film projects to receive Rotterdam festival's development fund
  • ELECTION-ODISHA-LOK SABHA- PARTY POSITION 1200 hrs
  • Three drug peddlers arrested, poppy cultivation destroyed in Kashmir
  • ELECTION-BENGAL-ASSEMBLY BYPOLL FINAL PARTY POSITION
  • BJP takes Trinamool's Bengal by storm; Puts up swashbuckling performance with 18 seats
  • Lotus 2 0: Hectic political activities among coalition Congress and JD(S) partners
  • ELECTION-BENGAL-ELECTED-PURULIA
  • AIMPLB asks community not to worry over BJP's landslide victory
  • ELECTION-BENGAL-ELECTED-MALDAHA DAKSHIN
States » North


Pulwama encounter: One soldier, three militants among 5 killed, two jawans, civilian injured

Pulwama encounter: One soldier, three militants among 5 killed, two jawans, civilian injured

Srinagar, May 16 (UNI) A soldier and three militants were among five persons killed and two jawans and civilian injured in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama in the wee hours of Thursday, official sources said.

Meanwhile, authorities imposed restrictions in main town Pulwama and adjoining areas besides suspended mobile internet service as a precautionary measure.

Sources said troops of Rashitriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation in village Dalipora, Pulwama, following a tip off about the presence of militants in the wee hours.

After sealing all exit points, security forces launched searches in the area, they said. However when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, militants hiding there opened fire with automatic weapons, they said adding fire was returned ensuing in an encounter. Three security force personnel and a civilian identified as Youns Jalal, a local resident were injured in the shootout.

The injured soldiers were airlifted from Pulwama to 92 Base hospital, Badami Bagh Cantonment where one of them identified as Sandeep Kumar succumbed.

Younus was rushed to local hospital from where he was referred to Srinagar, they said.

Sources said bodies of four persons, including three militants, were recovered from the site of encounter adding operation is almost over. The identity of dead persons was being ascertained, they said.

Meanwhile, security forces imposed restrictions in the main town Pulwama and adjoining areas after clashes broke out early this morning. All roads leading to main town have been sealed and nobody was being allowed enter there. People were directed to remain indoor, they said.

UNI BAS YSS AVK 0932

More News
Three drug peddlers arrested, poppy cultivation destroyed in Kashmir

Three drug peddlers arrested, poppy cultivation destroyed in Kashmir

24 May 2019 | 12:55 PM

Srinagar, May 24 (UNI) Three drug peddlers were arrested and poppy cultivation over about 100 kanals of land destroyed in the Kashmir valley during the past 24 hours, a police spokesman said.

see more..
Three killed in road mishap in UP's Jaunpur

Three killed in road mishap in UP's Jaunpur

24 May 2019 | 12:16 PM

Jaunpur, May 24 (UNI) Three people were killed and two others sustained injuries when a car and a truck collided in the Bakhsha area of this district in Uttar Pradesh, police sources said on Friday.

see more..
Tral encounter ends, body of Zakir Musa handed over to family

Tral encounter ends, body of Zakir Musa handed over to family

24 May 2019 | 12:15 PM

Srinagar, May 24 (UNI) An encounter, which ensued between militants and security forces on Thursday night in Tral area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir, ended on Friday morning after over 12 hours with the killing of chief of Ansar Gazwatul Hind Zakir Musa.

see more..
Educational institutions closed in Kashmir, IUST, KU postpone exams

Educational institutions closed in Kashmir, IUST, KU postpone exams

24 May 2019 | 11:37 AM

Srinagar, May 24 (UNI) All educational institutions were closed as a precautionary measure on Friday in the Kashmir Valley, where clashes erupted on Thursday night after reports about the death of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama.

see more..
Jammu-bound stranded vehicles to ply on Kashmir highway, one-way on Ladakh, Mughal roads

Jammu-bound stranded vehicles to ply on Kashmir highway, one-way on Ladakh, Mughal roads

24 May 2019 | 11:26 AM

Srinagar, May 24 (UNI) Only Jammu-bound stranded vehicles were allowed to move on Friday on the National Highway connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, a traffic police official said.

see more..
image