2 Army personnel, injured in Pulwama's IED attack, succumb to injuries

Published: Jun 18, 2019, 12:20 IST | mid-day online desk

The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire on the forces, who retaliated. A jawan was injured in the gunbattle, the official said, adding he succumbed at a hospital

2 Army personnel, injured in Pulwama's IED attack, succumb to injuries
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Srinagar: A jawan died in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir in an encounter with terrorists on Tuesday, a day after an Army major, Ketan Sharma was killed by them during a gunbattle in the district. The official said two terrorists have also been killed and they were being identified.

Acting on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in Bijbehara area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation this morning.

The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire on the forces, who retaliated. A jawan was injured in the gunbattle, the official said, adding he succumbed at a hospital. The exchange of fire was going on when last reports came in.

An Army major was killed and another officer and two troopers were injured on Monday in an encounter with terrorists in the district's Achabal area. A terrorist was also neutralised. The same day, terrorists also targeted an Army patrol unit with a vehicle fitted with an improvised explosive device in Pulwama district.

Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from PTI

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Nine jawans and two civilians were injured. They are recuperating at a hospital. The site of the blast was 27 km from the area where a convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF personnel was attacked by a suicide bomber in February in which 40 jawans were killed.

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