J&K

Army soldier killed in ongoing gunfight in Pulwama

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Rajpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

Reports reaching a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in Rajpora.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about exchange of firing between militants and government forces.

Quoting official sources, the report said that an army soldier who was critically wounded after hit by a bullet succumbed at 92 base hospital.

As per the sources two to three militants are believed to be trapped.(GNS)

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