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Soldier killed, three terrorists shot dead in encounter in J-K's Pulwama

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Three terrorists, a civilian and a soldier were killed Thursday in an encounter in district of Jammu and Kashmir, army said.

Security forces launched a cordon and in Delipora village of following information about presence of terrorists there, a said.

He said the hiding ultras opened firing on the search party, who retaliated, triggering off a gun battle.

An said three militants were killed in the gun battle while one jawan also lost his life in the operation, which was going on till last reports came in.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists was being ascertained.

A said two brothers were also injured during the exchange of firing between the two sides.

One of them -- identified as Rayees Ahmad -- succumbed while his brother was taken to a hospital, the said.

Meanwhile, authorities have snapped in the district as a precautionary measure.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 12:30 IST