One Army jawan injured in encounter with security forces

CASO launched by security forces in south Kashmir Pulwama woods

CASO launched by security forces in south Kashmir Pulwama woods

Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists and two security force personnel were killed today in a fierce encounter in a forest area in the Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Three JeM militants were also killed, the official said adding weapons and other warlike stores were recovered from the scene of the incident.


He said that the militants are believed to have escaped towards upper forest area after the initial exchange of fire. An Indian Army soldier and a state policeman were among those killed in the encounter. Injured in the encounter, he succumbed to his injuries.

Earlier, a gunfight broke out between the militants and the joint team of army's 42 RR, SOG and CRPF after they launched a cordon and search operation at Goitengo forests in Laam village. However, when the security forces were moving ahead in the forest militants resorted to indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons in which an army jawan was injured who later died in the hospital.

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