SRINAGAR A top Police officer was injured in an ongoing encounter at Pingleena area of south Kashmirs Pulwama district on Monday.
Sources said that there was lull for some time before fresh firing started in which the DIG south Kashmir Amit Kumar was injured and has been hospitalised.
A police officer confirmed about the injury suffered by the DIG and said that he has received a bullet wound in his left thigh.
The officer said that the condition of the DIG is said to be stable.
Two militants and four soldiers including an officer of Major rank were killed and five other soldiers including a Lieutenant Colonel injured during the course of firefight.
A civilian Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat (46) was also killed during the gunfight.
The gunfight broke out at Monday morning after a joint team of armys 55 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation following a credible inputs about the presence of two to three militants in the area. Massive clashes are also going on near the encounter site, the official said.
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