2 Jawans Martyred, Militant Killed In Pulwama Encounter

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Srinagar: Two Army soldiers were killed and a CRPF jawan suffered injuries during an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

The security forces gunned down a militant in the encounter at Samboora in Pulwama, officials said. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Samboora village of Pampore area this evening following information about the presence of some militants there, the officials said.

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As the security forces were conducting searches, the terrorists opened fire, they said, adding that a gunbattle ensued as the forces retaliated.