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J&K: 3 terrorists killed in separate encounters in Pulwama and Kulgam; 1 jawan martyred, 2 injured

J&K: 3 terrorists killed in separate encounters in Pulwama and Kulgam; 1 jawan martyred, 2 injured
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Two separate encounters broke out between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs Kulgam and Pulwama districts on Tuesday, police said In the first incident reported, a jawan of Rashtriya Rifles died in action, while two jawans of 163 Bn CRPF injured Two terrorists neutralised, their identities and affiliations are being ascertained In the second incident, a terrorist was killed,

Two separate encounters broke out between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam and Pulwama districts on Tuesday, police said. In the first incident reported, a jawan of Rashtriya Rifles died in action, while two jawans of 163 Bn CRPF injured. Two terrorists neutralised, their identities and affiliations are being ascertained. In the second incident, a terrorist was killed, local police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Redwani area of Kulgam district around midnight, a police official said.

The operation was launched after receiving information about the presence of terrorists in the area, he said.

The official said as searches were underway, the terrorists fired on the forces, who retaliated. Two terrorists were killed, while a jawan was also martyred. Two other

He said the gunfight is going on and further details were awaited.

In another operation, the official said, exchange of fire is on between security forces and militants at Hafoo area of Tral in Pulwama district.

"One terrorist was neutralized and his body was retrieved. His identity and affiliation is being ascertained. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter," police said in a statement.

The area was cordoned off by security forces Tuesday morning after receiving intelligence input about the presence of terrorists there, he said.

Firing was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding further details were awaited.

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