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SRI­NA­GAR: An Army jawan and a mil­i­tant were on Tues­day killed in an en­counter in Kul­gam dis­trict of Jammu and Kash­mir even as se­cu­rity forces were en­gaged in a counter in­sur­gency op­er­a­tion in Pul­wama dis­trict. One sol­dier was crit­i­cally in­jured in the gun­bat­tle with mil­i­tants at Now­bug Kund in Kul­gam dis­trict, Army sources said. They said the in­jured sol­dier later suc­cumbed to in­juries. A mil­i­tant was also killed in the op­er­a­tion. A po­lice spokesman said se­cu­rity forces had launched a cor­don and search op­er­a­tion in Now­bug Kund vil­lage this morn­ing af­ter re­ceiv­ing spe­cific in­for­ma­tion about the pres­ence of mil­i­tants in the area. As the forces were con­duct­ing the searches, the mil­i­tants fired upon them, trig­ger­ing an en­counter, he said. The op­er­a­tion was go­ing on when last re­ports came in. An­other en­counter broke out in Laam vil­lage of Tral area in Pul­wama af­ter the mil­i­tants fired upon a search party of se­cu­rity forces. A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cial said a mil­i­tant hide­out has been un­earthed while the search oper­a­tions were still in progress.

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