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CRPF jawan killed in encounter in Pulwama

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A CRPF jawan was killed and a civilian injured in a brief exchange of fire between militants and security forces in of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

Security forces launched a cordon and at Chinar Bagh, Mohalla Takiya, in Pulwama late on Friday following information about presence of militants there, a said.

"As soon as the approached the suspect's house, militants hiding inside fired indiscriminately due to which the house owner sustained an and is stated to be stable now," the said.

He said during the initial exchange of fire between militants and security forces, a CRPF jawan sustained The jawan, Mandeep Kumar, later succumbed to

The militants, taking advantage of the darkness, fled from the spot, he said adding the operation was called off early this morning.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 09:30 IST