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Militants killed in Pulwama last night, Internet services suspended
Posted 01 Feb 2019 12:30 PM

Agencies
Gunfight took place between militants and government forces after around five hours siege at Drabgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district yesterday night.

Official sources said that the contingents of army’s 44 RR, CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of police cordoned off Baba Mohalla of Drabgam village today at around 7:30 pm.

Lights had been installed by the forces so as to prevent the escape of militant owing to darkness, they said.

As the forces intensified the searches, militants hiding in the area opened fire, leading to a gunfight which was going on when this report was filed, they said.

The army has already rushed more reinforcements in the area, they said.

A police officer confirmed the encounter and said that the cordon was launched following specific inputs in the village.

Earlier, as the cordon was being laid, the youth took to streets and pelted stones on forces which in turn lobbed tear smoke shells to disperse them.

However, the internet services suspended in Pulwama area and neighbouring Shopian district of south Kashmir .

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