A militant and an Army soldier were killed while two security forces personnel were injured in a gunbattle in South Kashmir’s Pulwama on Tuesday morning.
According to officials, the encounter broke out while security forces were on a cordon and search operation in the Gasoo area of Pulwama. Army officers said the operation had been launched based on inputs by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police.
In the evening, the Army tweeted, “One terrorist killed. One AK recovered. Joint Operation in progress.”
A senior J&K Police officer later told The Indian Express, “Two Army men and a policeman suffered injuries in the initial exchange of fire. Later, one Army man succumbed to injuries. The injured were shifted to the hospital for treatment.”
On Saturday, two militants were killed and three Army men were injured in an encounter in Kulgam.
According to official records of the J&K Police, 122 militants have been killed so far this year, with the maximum militant kills in June — 48.
Arms, ammo recovered near line of control
Srinagar: The Army on Tuesday said they recovered arms and ammunition during a search operation near the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir’s Baramulla.
“A search operation was launched close to Line of Control in Maidan Nala, #Uri Sector, #Baramulla today afternoon. Cache of arms comprising of 3 x AK 56, 2 x Pistols with magazines and ammunition was recovered,” Army tweeted on Tuesday evening. ENS
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