Srinagar, May 16: One Army soldier lost his life, while three terrorists were killed in an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The gunfight is still continuing in Dolipora village which broke out early Thursday morning after security forces including Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police, started a cordon and search operation following a tip-off about the militants who were holed up in a house.
“Identity of the slain militants was being ascertained. The operation is still going on,” police said, adding that two soldiers and a civilian were also injured.
Meanwhile, there were also reports of clashes between stone pelting protesters and the security forces near the gunfight site despite authorities announcing curfew-like restrictions in the area.
As a precautionary measure, mobile Internet services have been suspended in Pulwama.