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Soldier injured, one terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter: Police

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“Operation in progress, 2-3 terrorists trapped”

Srinagar: A soldier was injured and one militant killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

“Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Mitrigam area of Pulwama following information about the presence of terrorists there,” a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire at the security forces.

One soldier was injured in the initial exchange of fire, he said, adding, he was shifted to hospital.

“#PulwamaEncounterUpdate: 01 #terrorist killed. #Operation in progress. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

Security forces halted the fire for some time to evacuate the civilians from the site, the official said.

“2-3 #terrorists including #foreign terrorist of JeM terror outfit trapped inside cordon.  Ops was halted for #evacuation of #civilians. 01 soldier injured.  Precautions being taken to avoid collateral damage. Trapped #terrorists will be #neutralised at the earliest,” IGP Kashmir tweeted.

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