Khudwani encounter: Army man killed

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Srinagar

An army man was killed and two others sustained injuries during a gunfight with militants at Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.

Reports quoting army sources said that army man injured earlier during the gunfight succumbed to his injuries at army hospital Badam Bagh Srinagar.

Meanwhile, clashes are going on near the encounter site.

Earlier,a nocturnal gunfight started between militants and government forces in Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Official sources said that a joint team of army’s 1 R, SOG and CRPF laid a siege at Wani Mohalla area of Khudwani at around 11:30 pm.

A police official said that the joint team of forces launched a cordon in the area following inputs about the presence of some militants.

As the joint party approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire triggering off a gunfight.

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