Pulwama gunfight: Two soldiers, one militant killed; internet snapped

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In an ongoing encounter in Ratnipora area of Pulwama, two army soldiers, and a militant were killed while another soldier was injured on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told a local news agency that a joint team of army’s 50 RR, 10 PARA, SOG and CRPF launched a CASO at Ratnipora area following specific inputs about the presence of two to four militants today wee hours.

“During the initial exchange of gunfight, three soldiers suffered injuries and were immediately evacuated to army’s 92 base hospital, Badamibagh Srinagar where two of them succumbed later,” the officer said.

Reportedly, the internet was also snapped across the district. 

He identified the deceased soldiers as Sepoy Baljeet Singh and Naik Saneed of 10 PARA. The injured has been identified as Hawaldar Chander Pal.

He said that so far one militant has also been killed and his body was recovered from the site along with a weapon.

The operation is still ongoing, he said. (Inputs of GNS)

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