Srinagar: A soldier and an unidentified militant were killed, while another Jawan was injured in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
An official said, “Security forces launched a search operation in an orchard in Kamrazipora village of Pulwama in the early hours of the day on receiving information about the presence of militants there”.
The officials added that the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire, injuring two soldiers.
It mentioned, the injured security personnel were rushed to an Army hospital, where one of them succumbed to his injuries.
One militant was also killed in the gunfight, the officials said, adding that an AK series rifle and a few grenades were recovered from the encounter site. The identity and affiliation of the slain militants are being ascertained, they added.