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Posted at: Feb 12, 2019, 10:05 AM; last updated: Feb 13, 2019, 6:49 AM (IST)

Haryana jawan, militant killed in encounter in J&K's Pulwama district

Majid Jahangir
Tribune News Service
Srinagar, February 12

A soldier and a militant were killed and an elite para commando officer was injured in a gunfight that is raging in Pulwama district on Tuesday, officials said.

Deceased havildar Baljeet Singh is a resident of Dinger Majra in Karnal district of Haryana.

The gunfight erupted in the wee hours when joint teams of security forces launched an anti-militancy operation at Ratnipora area of Pulwama after an input about militants’ presence.

“In the gunfight, one unidentified militant has been killed so far. We also lost a soldier of 50 Rashtriya Rifles,” a senior security official said.

A Junior Commissioned Officer of elite 10 Para was injured in the gunfight. He had been shifted to Army’s 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar, he said.

Meanwhile, intense clashes were reported from the area near the gunfight site. Local youths are pelting the security forces with stones to disrupt the counter-militant operation.

Mobile internet services have been snapped in the area.

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