Army soldier killed in ongoing Pulwama gunfight
Three to four militants are believed to be trapped in the encounter. [Photo for representational purpose only]File

Army soldier killed in ongoing Pulwama gunfight

Three to four militants are believed to be trapped in the encounter.

Srinagar, Jul 2: An Army soldier was killed in an encounter with militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hanjin village in Rajpora area of the district last night, 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.

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

He said three to four ultras were believed to be trapped in the encounter.

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