Soldier injured in Pulwama encounter

Srinagar, Apr 27: A soldier was injured in an encounter at Mitrigam, Murran area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district Wednesday, officials said.

An official said  that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Mitrigam Murran.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, he said.

He said that during initial exchange of fire one solider received injuries who was shifted to hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, officials said that after initial exchange of fire no fresh contact has been established with the hiding militants.

More reinforcement has been rushed to the spot and cordon layers have been tightened in the whole area and search operation is underway in the area, they said. kno

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