Pulwama Gunfight: Two army men injured

Srinagar

Two army men were injured in a brief gunfight with government forces in Pathan village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday evening.

Reports reaching said that a joint team of army’s 55RR, SOG Pulwama and 183/182 BN CRPF cordoned off the Pathan village Saturday evening.

“As soon as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an encounter,” they said adding that in the initial exchange of fire, two army men received injuries and were hospitalized.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Chandan Kholi confirmed the brief exchange of gunfire between militants and forces. “Two army soldiers were injured in the operation and the search to trace out the hiding militants is underway,” SP said. (GNS)

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