Army brigadier injured in ongoing Pulwama gunfight

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Srinagar

A brigade commander of army was injured in an ongoing encounter at Pinglena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

Official sources said that a brigade commander of army’s 12 sector identified as Harbeer Singh was injured after being hit by a bullet in an ongoing encounter.

However, he was shifted to 92 base hospital Srinagar for treatment.

Earlier four army soldiers including major, two militants and a civilian were killed in the gunfight that broke out shortly after midnight in Penglana. At least five soldiers including a Lieutenant Colonel and  DIG (south Kashmir) Amit Kumar were injured in the gunfight.

The deceased army men are Major V S Dhondial, Havaldar Sheo Ram and Sepoys Hari Singh and Ajay Kumar. The names of the Army personnel injured were not immediately known.

The identity of the slain militants hasn’t been established yet, said a police spokesman.

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