Pulwama Encounter Concludes in J&K; CRPF Jawan Killed, Terrorists Escape

Pulwama Encounter Concludes in J&K; CRPF Jawan Killed, Terrorists Escape

A gunfight started on Saturday between a group of holed-up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama District, police said.

The 27-year-old jawan, identified as J.D Mandeep Kumar, was part of the 182 Battalion of CRPF.

The terrorists reportedly took advantage of the darkness in the area and managed to escape.

A civilian was also injured during the counter-terrorist operation in the Takiya Bargam Wagum area of the district.

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He said during the initial exchange of fire between terrorist and security forces, a CRPF jawan sustained injuries.

A mob threw stones at the forces a little distance away, forcing them to call off the operation apprehending an escalation.

Officialsources said that a joint team of 55 RR, SOG and CRPF at village Chinar bagh, Mohalla Takya in Barpora Pulwama. In the encounter one, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has lost his life.

The latest gunfight comes days after five terrorists including Hizbul Mujahideen militant Saddam Padder, was gunned down by the security forces in Shopian encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the terrorists appeared outside the guard post and held-up selection grade constable Shamim Ahmad who was unarmed and was going to offer Friday prayers at a nearby mosque.

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