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Gunfight starts in Pulwama; 3 armed forces personnel injured, says IGP

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Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar on Tuesday said that an unidentified militant has been killed and three armed personnel have received injuries in a gunfight at Goosu area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“No soldier has been killed. Two army, and a police personnel have been injured in the gunfight,” IGP told the news agency GNS.

Pertinently, a senior police had earlier told the news agency that one army personnel had succumbed to the injuries and other injured were admitted to the hospital.

The gunfight ensued after a joint team of Police, Army’s 53RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Goosu village amid inputs about the presence of the militants, officials said.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, they said. “The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a gunfight. In the initial firing, two army personnel and a cop were injured, who were subsequently shifted to hospital.”

Later, officials siad that a militant was also killed in the firefight. When reports last came in, the searches in the area were going on.

 

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