Security forces resorted to aerial firing to disperse demonstrators in Pulwama, where two militants were killed in an encounter today, official sources said. The Security Personnel fired some rounds in the air and lobbed Tear Gas shells to stop the protest and protect the Laws and orders of the area.
Forces from Jammu and Kashmir police and army cordoned off Tahab village in Pulwama on specific input about presence of militants in area.
"The situation is under control, initial reports indicate that they (militates) are from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen", said Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid.
One SLR and one INSAS rifle have been recovered, according to ANI.
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After getting this news, Armed forces were informed to move for a search operation in Pulwama District.
Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said that two militants have been killed so far. The slain militants have been identified as Shakir Ahmad R/O: Gulzar Pora Pulwama and Shabir Ahmad of Mahend, Bijhbahara area of district Anantnag.
When Encounter was under process, then protesters were clashed with the J&K Police. The security forces are going after militants as part of operation "hunt down" and on the basis of a "hit list" of militants.