Pulwama Encounter: Army soldier critically injured in ongoing gunfight


An army soldier was critically injured after nocturnal gunfight raged between militants and government forces in Ratnipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.

A senior Police official told GNS that one army soldier received a critical bullet in the ongoing operation.

The officer further said that the army man has been shifted to 92 Base Hospital for further treatment. The gunfight is still on in the area, an officer said.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted around encounter site when youth started pelting stones on forces. The forces retaliated by lobbing tear smoke shells. Earlier mobile internet was snapped in Pulwama for precautionary measures.


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