Militant, soldier killed in Pulwama gunfight

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Srinagar, Aug 12: A militant and a soldier were killed in a gunfight at Pulwama in south Kashmir on Wednesday.
Official sources said that militants fired upon a joint team of police, army and CRPF’s 53 battalion after they launched a cordon-and-search operation at Kamrazipura area in the district. In the initial exchange of firing, two army men were injured and were evacuated to 92 Base hospital here for further treatment. One among them succumbed to critical wounds later, they said. Meanwhile, police said, a body of an unidentified militant was recovered near the encounter site after guns fell silent. “The searches in the area are going on,” they added.


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