Pulwama: A militant was killed while another militant has been trapped in an ongoing encounter between militants and forces in Padgampora village of Awantipora, Pulwama this morning, official sources told Rising Kashmir.

A police official told media  that, “The trapped militant has been identified as Shafiq Shergojri. His wife was also brought to the encounter site to try and make him surrender but he did not. He has preferred to fight instead.”

Forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation at Padgampora following a tip off about the presence of militants.

People have also hit the streets and started pelting stones on forces near the encounter site.

Additional security forces have been rushed to the area, where locals are pelting stones to disrupt the operation.

Meanwhile, authorities have also suspended train service from Banihal to Srinagar as one of the railways stations is near the encounter site.

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