Encounter begins in Pulwama; militants trapped – The Hindu

Two militants and a soldier were killed Thursday in an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, the army said.

The gunfight started when a team of security forces came under fire during a pre-dawn search and cordon operation from the hiding militants at Dalipora.

A police official said the hiding ultras opened fire on the search party, who retaliated, triggering off a gun battle.

An army official said two militants were killed in the gun battle while one jawan also lost his life in the operation, which was going on till last reports came in.

There are reports of injuries to civilians. However, there is no official confirmation.

(With inputs from PTI)

Encounter begins in Pulwama; militants trapped – The Hindu

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