Srinagar, January 12:A Policeman and a militant were killed while as three army troopers and two civilians were also injured in ongoing encounter in Pariwan area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.
Quoting IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, the Kashmir Police Zone wrote on Twitter, “One police personnel SgCt Rohit Chhib attained martyrdom, 03 Army soldiers got injured. 02 civilians also got minor injuries. 01 militant of militant outfit JeM killed. Operation continues,”.
Earlier a joint team of Police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the area.
Later As the joint team of Police approached towards suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight.
Police on Thrusday identified slain militant as Babar Bhai of JeM, who as per police was active since 2018 in Shopian- Kulgam belt.
Kashmir Police Zone on its official Twitter handle wrote, “Killed JeM militant identified as Babar bhai of Pakistan, active since 2018 in the areas of Shopian-Kulgam. One AK rifle, one pistol and two grenades recovered,”.