Jawan, ul­tra killed in en­counter

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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, the sources said.

A po­lice spokesman said se­cu­rity forces had launched a cor­don and search op­er­a­tion in Now­bug Kund vil­lage on Tues­day 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.

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