Army Soldier Killed In Ongoing Encounter In South Kashmir's Pulwama

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Srinagar- An Army soldier was killed in an ongoing encounter with militants in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Friday, police said.

State forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hanjin village in Rajpora area of the district, following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the state forces, who retaliated.

One soldier was injured in the initial exchange of firing with militants, the official said, adding that the jawan succumbed to injuries at a hospital here.

The slain soldier has been identified as Kashi of army's 44 RR.

He said three to four militants were believed to be trapped in the encounter.

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