Soldier, three militants killed in encounter in J-Ok’s Pulwama

Majid Jahangir

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, August 29

A soldier of the military counter-insurgency unit and three militants had been killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officers mentioned.

In lower than 12 hours, seven militants have been killed in two gunfights in south Kashmir.  

The newest gunfight broke at Zadoora in Pulwama when joint groups of police, Army and CRPF cordoned off the realm following an enter in regards to the militants’ presence.

“As the cordon was being laid, the hiding militants opened fire on the forces critically wounding a soldier of Rashtriya Rifles. The soldier was shifted to a medical facility and later succumbed to his injuries. In the gunfight that followed three militants were killed,” an official mentioned.

The identities of the slain couldn’t be established instantly.

Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia confirmed the killing of a soldier and three militants.

“One AK rifle and two pistols were seized from the encounter site,” he mentioned.

On Friday, 4 militants of Al Badr, together with a commander, had been killed in a gunfight at Kiloora in Shopian district.

They had been recognized as policemen-turned-militant Shakoor Parray, who was Al Badr district commander; Suhail Bhat, Zubair Nengroo and Shakir-ul-Jabbar.

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