Army personnel killed, another injured in Pulwama gunfight

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One army personnel was killed, while another was injured after a brief gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Kamrazipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.

An unnamed senior police officer told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that during the initial exchange of firing between militants and forces, one army personnel lost his life, while another was injured. The injured personnel has been evacuated to 92 Base hospital for further treatment.

Till this report was being filed no exchange of firing was going on, while searches are still underway.

Earlier, according to the reports reaching GNS, a joint team of the police, the Army’s 53 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Kamrazpora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)

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