A terrorist has been killed and an army man martyred in an encounter in J&K’s Pulwama today morning (Tuesday, Feb 12).
One soldier got injured in the encounter that took place in Ratnapora area in South Kashmir. Earlier it was reported that two soldiers were martyred. Meanwhile, deceased jawan has been identified as Baljeet Singh.
“One militant has been killed in an ongoing operation in Ratnipora area of Pulwama,” police sources said, as per PTI.
“The encounter has ended. In this encounter, one soldier attained martyrdom and one terrorist was killed who was wanted in many cases. De-induction has been smoothly completed. Further investigation underway,” SP Pani, Kashmir IG, said.
As per details available, a cordon and search operation was launched by the security forces in Ratnapora area in South Kashmir on Monday night after receiving specific inputs about the presence of terrorists there.
The encounter started after the security forces were fired upon by the militants. The security forces then retaliated.