Militant killed, 3 soldiers, cop injured in Pulwama encounter


Pulwama, July 07  : A militant was killed while as three soldiers, one of them critical and a cop were injured in an encounter that broke out between militants and security in Goosu area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday morning

A joint team of Police, army’s 53 RR  and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in Goosu area of Pulwama in wee hours of Tuesday.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter.

He said that during a brief exchange of fire a militant was killed while three soldiers and a cop from J&K Police received injuries.

He said injured soldiers were evacuated to 92 base hospital Srinagar where condition of one of them identified as NK Rajendra who received bullet injury in abdomen and back side is said to be critical while two others—Sepoy Amandeep Singh and Sepoy Kishore are stable and responding to the treatment.

After initial exchange of fire, cordon was tightened in the area and door to door search operation was started in the area. However, the cordon was lifted at 5:30 pm as no fresh contact was established with the militants.

Meanwhile as a precautionary measure, internet services have been snapped in Pulwama Police district.

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