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Three militants, solider killed in ongoing Pulwama encounter

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Pulwama: Three militants affiliated with LeT and a solider were killed in an encounter between government forces and militants in Hanjin village of Rajpora hamlet in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that three unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said that militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

He added that a solider identified as Hawaldar Kashi of 44 RR was also killed in exchange of fire.

Earlier an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

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.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure internet services have been snapped in Pulwama police district—(KNO)

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