J&K: Security forces open fire on terrorists in Pulwama after weapon snatching incident, 2 killed

WION Web Team
Pulwama Published: Mar 16, 2018, 02:41 AM(IST)

File photo: Security forces take positions during a terrorist attack at Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu. Photograph:( PTI )

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The terrorists on Thursday had tried to snatch the rifle of a constable who is the PSO of BJP leader Anwar Khan at Balhama in Pulwama district.

At least two terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

The firing occurred after the terrorists reportedly tried to snatch a weapon of a security personnel of a BJP leader.

"Bodies of two militants have been recovered so far. Their identities are being ascertained," a police spokesman said.

The terrorists on Thursday had tried to snatch the rifle of a constable who is the PSO of BJP leader Anwar Khan at Balhama in Pulwama district.

The police personnel accompanying BJP leader foiled the attempt, during which he received a bullet injury.

Searches are going on at the encounter site as authorities suspect a third terrorist is also roaming around in the area.

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