Civilian Killed, Soldier Injured In Kulgam Encounter

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Srinagar- A civilian was killed and a soldier injured on Friday during an encounter between government forces and militants in the Redwani area of Kulgam district of South Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Government forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Redwani area of Kulgam district following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

The official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened firing on the government forces, who retaliated.

“One Army Jawan and one civilian got injured in the #encounter. Search in the area is still going on. Further details shall follow,” a police spokesman tweeted.

However, in another Tweet police said that the injured civilian succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and the operation in the area has concluded.

“#KulgamEncounterUpdate: Injured civilian namely Manzoor Lone S/O Abdullah Lone R/O Redwani Bala Kulgam succumbed to his injuries. Injured Army Jawan Kiran Singh of 1RR, R/O Ramban is hospitalised at 92 base Hospital Srinagar. Search operation concluded,” police said in another Tweet.

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