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CRPF jawan, 2 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter

Army and CRPF were also involved in the operation against the terrorists.

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

A CRPF jawan was martyred during an encounter in which two terrorists were killed on Tuesday in the Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

J&K DGP Dilbag Singh said that on a credible police input an operation was initiated jointly by the J&K Police, Army and CRPF in the village Bandzoo early this morning.

A CRPF Head Constable Kale Sunil was injured in exchange of fire and later he succumbed, said the DGP.

The encounter broke out at 5.30 am in the village about 43 kms away from Srinagar.

Security forces came under heavy gunfire when they cordoned the place where the terrorists were hiding. Troops of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) of the Army, 182 battalion of CRPF and police retaliated to the gunfire eliminating the two terrorists.

The CRPF said that showing indomitable courage and extraordinary valor Head Constable Kale Sunil of 182 Bn made the supreme sacrifice of his life while neutralizing 2 terrorists .

Rich floral tributes were paid to the CRPF martyr where DGP Dilbag Singh and the IG of CRPF Rajesh Kumar were among those who laid wreaths.
Army’s spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that two AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the killed terrorists.