Indian army soldier killed in Jammu

An Indian Army soldier was killed during an encounter with terrorists on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Joint security forces, including the personnel of the army, the Pulwama Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), cornered the terrorists in the Hanjin Rajpora area of Pulwama, according to officials.

An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Hanjin Rajpora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Joint security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists. As per media reports, an army jawan has been killed in the encounter. As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter. The Pulwama encounter saw heavy firing from both sides. One soldier was injured in the initial exchange of firing with militants who later succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Kashmir. “Encounter has started at Hanjin Rajpora area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” tweeted Kashmir zone police.