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Dec 15, 2018
8:58PM

J&K: Three terrorists killed, One soldier martyred in encounter in Pulwama district

PTI
In Jammu and Kashmir, three terrorists were killed and an Army Jawan martyred in an encounter in Pulwama district early this morning.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the Kharpora Sirnoo village, the troops of Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group of state police and CRPF launched a joint search operation. 

When the forces zeroed-in, hiding terrorists opened indiscriminate firing, which triggered an encounter.

A police spokesman said, two Army jawans were also injured in the gunfight. One of the Army jawan later succumbed to his injuries. Seven stone pelters were also killed.

Talking to AIR, Director General Police Dilbagh Singh that stone pelters were killed as they came dangerously close to the encounter site. 

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