J&K: Army Jawan martyred in encounter in Pulwama district

An Army soldier was martyred and an unidentified terrorist killed in an encounter on Friday in the Hajin area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

In a tweet, Srinagar-based Chinar Corps identified the martyred soldier as Havaldar Kashi Rao.

The encounter started on Friday evening and is still continuing. A joint operation by the Army, CRPF, and police was launched last night based on inputs of J&K Police, and the skirmish broke out when terrorists fired at the security forces.

Initial reports stated that four terrorists were trapped.

A cordon has been laid around the area where the firing took place.

Further details of the encounter are awaited.

https://www.thestatesman.com/india/jk-army-jawan-martyred-encounter-pulwama-district-1502978138.html

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