Pulwama: Indian Army jawan martyred in gunfight with terrorists
Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier was martyred in a gunfight with terrorists while civilian sustained injuries in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.
According to police a soldier identified as Sham Sunder of 44 Rashtriya Rifles was killed during the encounter in Aglar village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir.
A civilian identified as Tariq Ahmad sustained a bullet injury during simultaneous clashes between protesting civilians and the security forces near the encounter site. The protesters were trying to disrupt the operation against the holed up militants.
Police said the injured civilian was shifted to hospital and reinforcements have been rushed to the area to augment the strength of the security forces engaged in the gunfight.
Following special intelligence inputs troops of the Rashtriya Rifles, state police and the Central Reserve Police Force had surrounded Aglar village on Monday evening.
As the security forces closed in on the hiding terrorists, they were fired at, triggering the gunfight which was on till the last reports, police added.
Meanwhile, Internet facility in Pulwama district has been suspended to check the spread of rumours in the area.
Earlier in the day, terrorists attacked the vehicle of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha National General Secretary Abhijaat Mishra while he was returning back after paying visit to the family of deceased party leader Gauhar Ahmed.
He was in his bullet proof vehicle owing to which he escaped injuries despite several rounds of firing.
Few days ago, terrorists killed BJYM leader Gowhar Ahmed, whose body, with its throat slit, was found in a village in Shopian.