Army jawan, three militants killed in J&K gunbattle

Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat. PTI file

He identified the victim as Sham Sundar, who had sustained bullet injuries during initial exchange of fire with militants and was referred to Army hospital in Srinagar, where he succumbed to his injuries.

An army man belonging to 44 RR died in the ongoing encounter in Aglar Kandi village of Pulwama district Monday evening.Three militants were also killed. One policeman senior-grade constable Abdus Salaam was killed and another Munir Ahmed injured in this attack.

Earlier on November 2, two Army soldiers were killed during an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. Their identities are yet to be ascertained, he added. The police and paramilitary forces resorted to tear smoke shells and firing to disperse them, in which a civilian sustained bullet wound.

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Meanwhile, Internet services have been snapped in Pulwama district.

According to police, the search operation led to a gunbattle after the militants fired towards the security forces' positions. The cordon and search operation was going on till last reports came in.

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