Militant killed, army man injured in Budgam gunfight



Budgam, Sep 22: A militant has been killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and government forces in Nowgar Chrar-e-Sharief area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday evening.

An official said that an unidentified militant has been killed and an army man was also injured in the operation.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, army’s 53 RR and 181 Bn CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

“As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter,” the officials said.

“In the initial exchange of firing, a soldier sustained injuries, who has been evacuated to army’s 92 base hospital Srinagar,” he added.

Meanwhile internet services have been snapped in the area. 


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