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Five Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists eliminated, Army jawan martyred in encounter in J&K's Pulwama

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hanjin village in Rajpora area of the district, following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

Five Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists eliminated, Army jawan martyred in encounter in J&K's Pulwama-dnm
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Srinagar, First Published Jul 2, 2021, 4:51 PM IST
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Srinagar: At least five Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists and an Army jawan were killed during an encounter between the ultras and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hanjin village in Rajpora area of the district, following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.

District commander of proscribed terror outfit LeT Nishaz Lone and one Pakistani terrorist neutralised in the ongoing Pulwama encounter. A total of 5 terrorists were killed in the encounter, said IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.

One soldier was injured in the initial exchange of firing with terrorists, the official said, adding that the jawan succumbed to injuries at a hospital here.

More details are awaited.

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