Srinagar: An army brigadier was injured while as a policeman was killed during the ongoing gun battle in the ongoing encounter in Pinglena area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A police official said that an army brigadier was injured while as a policeman was killed in the gunfight.
Earlier, DIG South Kashmir Amit Kumar was also injured, who has been rushed to hospital. Police said he is stable.
Two militants and four soldiers including an officer of Major rank have been killed so far and five other soldiers including a Lieutenant Colonel received injured during the course of firefight.
A civilian Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat (46) was also killed during the gunfight.
An army spokesman also confirmed the death of four soldiers including an officer of Major rank. He said that the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants are being ascertained.
The gunfight broke out at Monday morning after a joint team of army’s 55 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation following a “credible inputs” about the presence of two to three militants in the area. Massive clashes are also going on near the encounter site, the official said.
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