Jammu and Kashmir: Army jawan killed in encounter with terrorists in Pulwama
"Joint team of Police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search after a specific input about the presence of terrorist in the area,” a police officer said.
An Indian Army soldier was killed during an encounter with terrorists on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, news agency PTI reported.
Kashmir zone police tweeted: “#Encounter has started at Hanjin Rajpora area of #Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice”
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 militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.
The Pulwama encounter saw heavy firing from both sides. One soldier was injured in the initial exchange of firing with militants, an official was quoted as saying by PTI. He added that the jawan succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Kashmir.
A search operation, reportedly launched in the area by joint security forces, triggered the gunfight. The said search and cordon operation was conducted based on inputs suggesting a number of terrorists had taken shelter at the Hanjin village in the Rajpora area of Pulwama district.
Additionally, sources in the police said that they have input about 3-4 four terrorists are hiding in the area. It’s to mention that in the last six months this year 61 terrorists were killed by security forces.
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