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Pulwama encounter: Soldier, militant killed in exchange of fire in Ratnipora

Feb 12, 2019 12:17 PM

A soldier and a militant were killed while another army jawan was injured in an encounter that broke out in the early hours of Tuesday in Ratnipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The encounter broke out at 3 am after a cordon and search operation was launched in the area.

“Brief exchange of fire at Ratnipora Pulwama. Area under cordon,” the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted this morning.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Ratnipora area in south Kashmir during the night following specific information about the presence of militants there. The search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired on the forces who retaliated. One militant was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of encounter. His identity and affiliation is being ascertained.

This is the second encounter since Sunday, in which five militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district. Weapons and war-like stores were recovered from the encounter site.

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