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An Army jawan and a militant have been killed in an encounter that is underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, PTI has reported. A soldier, who was critically injured in the gunbattle with militants at Nowbug Kund in Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries, PTI reported quoting Army sources. A militant was also killed in the operation.
A counter-insurgency operation was launched at Nowbug Kund village in the morning following a specific input about the presence of militants in the area.
As the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter, a police official said. The operation was going on when last reports came in.
Another encounter broke out in Laam village of Tral area in Pulwama after the militants fired upon a search party of security forces.
A senior police official said a militant hideout has been unearthed while the search operations in the area were still in progress.