Four militants were killed by security forces in a fierce encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in South Kashmir district of Pulwama on Monday.
Following a tip off about the presence of militants at village Lassipora in Pulwama in the wee hours, CRPF launched joint search operations. All the exit points were sealed and house to house searches launched. While the troops moving towards a particular area an encounter happened when the hiding militants opened fire. Security forces retaliated. After a while, four militants were killed while a large number of arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.
In the joint operations team of Army's 44 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group (SOG) have participated.