2 Militants, CRPF Trooper Killed In Pulwama Encounter


Wreath laying ceremony of a slain CRPF trooper was held at CRPF’s training centre in Humhama. Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- Two unidentified militants and a CRPF trooper were killed in an encounter in Bandzoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, police said.

State forces launched a cordon and search operation in Bandzoo area of Pulwama after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

Two militants were killed during encounter, the official said, adding that one CRPF trooper was also killed in the exchange of firing.

The slain CRPF trooper has been identiifed as Sunil Kale, a resident of Pangaon village in Barshi tehsil of Solapur district in Maharashtra, the officials said.

They sadi the authorities were working to bring his mortal remains to his native place.

He joined the service in 2000 and was posted in Jammu and Kashmir since some time, the official said.


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