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Terrorist killed, army officer injured in Kashmir encounter

Sept. 4, 2020, 5:03 p.m.

Srinagar: One terrorist was killed and an army officer injured in an ongoing encounter in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, officials said.

The encounter started in Yedipora after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area on the basis of specific information about terrorists hiding there.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

“One terrorist has been eliminated. Joint operation in progress,” the army said.

Later in the day, a gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in north Kashmir’s Pulwama district. This is the second encounter in Kashmir in less than 12 hours.

The encounter started after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the Babhoora area in Pulwama on the basis of specific information about terrorists hiding there.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding they came under heavy fire that triggered the encounter.

“Encounter has started at Babhoora area of Pulwama. The police and security forces are on the job,” police said.

Earlier in the day, an encounter broke out in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district in which one army officer sustained injuries and one terrorist was killed. The encounter was still going on.

(With IANS inputs)

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