Four soldiers killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama


Team Udayavani, Feb 18, 2019, 4:00 AM IST

Srinagar: Four soldiers, including an officer, were killed in an encounter with militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, defence sources said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglan area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir during the night after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them, triggering off a gun battle.

Defence sources said four soldiers, including an officer, were killed in the encounter. 

A civilian was also reportedly killed but there was no confirmation so far. The area is under cordon and the operation is still on.

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