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J&K: Terrorist killed in encounter; jawan martyred during ceasefire violation

Srinagar: A jawan was martyred and a terrorist was gunned down on Thursday while two others are believed to have been trapped in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Meanwhile, another jawan has been injured in Pulwama’s Samboora village. He has succumbed to injuries at the Army hospital.

Although the firing has stopped, the cordon and search operations by the Army and police are underway. The body of the terrorist has also been recovered.

The Border Security Force (BSF) constable was martyred during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector.

The jawan, identified as constable Tapan Mondal, 25, hailed from Satul village of West Bengal’s Murshidabad district.

According to BSF, the Indian forces took a dig and caused damage to at least two Pakistan posts injuring minimum two Pak Rangers.

At least five security personnel were on Thursday injured in another attack by suspected terrorists in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per a report, the terrorists launched an attack on the CRPF patrolling party in the wee hours today.

A police official told PTI that militants opened fire on the vehicle of the 96 Battalion CRPF at Lazibal in Anantnag district at 8.30 am.

He said three CRPF jawans received bullet injuries while two others were injured after getting hit by broken glass panes of the vehicle.

The injured personnel have been admitted to a hospital, he said, adding an operation has been launched to track down the assailants.

Meanwhile, Lashkar-e-Toiba has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

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