Pulwama Encounter: CRPF Jawan Injured in Gunbattle With Terrorists in J&K

Pulwama Encounter: CRPF Jawan Injured in Gunbattle With Terrorists in J&K

A Central Reserve Police Force trooper was killed in an encounter with three militants at Bargam village in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

The gunfight broke out when the security forces were carrying out cordon and search operations at Chinar Bagh, Mohalla Takiya, in Pulwama late on Friday./ The security forces had information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

One CRPF personnel, who was injured during the encounter between terrorist and security forces in Pulwama, has lost his life. Baldev Singh, a relative of the jawan, told The Sunday Express that Kumar had joined the CRPF to improve the financial condition of his family soon after completing class XII. Officials said Ahmad suffered a minor injury following which he was hospitalised. Sources said the operation was called off to avoid collateral damage as people were trying to march to the encounter site to help the terrorists escape. "The terrorists took advantage of the darkness and fled", SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudary was quoted as having said.

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Militants often snatch rifles from forces but they have rarely done so during a cordon-and-search operation.

It said a group of four to six militants are hiding inside a house in the village which has been marked off.

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