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02 Soldiers martyred, militant killed in encounter in Pulwama district
jkupdate.com | 12-Feb-2019 02:57 PM
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  • Two soldiers martyred and a militant were killed and an elite para commando officer was injured in a gunfight that is raging in Pulwama district on Tuesday, officials said.




SRINAGAR: Two soldiers martyred and a militant were killed and an elite para commando officer was injured in a gunfight that is raging in Pulwama district on Tuesday, officials said.

The gunfight erupted in the wee hours when joint teams of security forces launched an anti-militancy operation at Ratnipora area of Pulwama after an input about militants’ presence.

“In the gunfight, one militant has been killed so far. We also lost two soldiers,” a senior security official said. Martyred Jawan's identified as Hav. Baljeet of 50RR and Naik.Saneed of 10 para.While Injured Jawan identified as Chanderpal of 50RR (condition stable).He had been shifted to Army’s 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar, he said.

Slain militant identified as Hilal Ahmad of Gandibagh kakapora. 

Meanwhile, intense clashes were reported from the area near the gunfight site. Local youths are pelting the security forces with stones to disrupt the counter-militant operation.

Mobile internet services have been snapped in the area.

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