CRPF Jawan Martyred, 2 Terrorists Killed in Encounter in Pulwama

The jawan succumbed to a bullet injury at the hospital.

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One CRPF jawan was killed and two terrorists were eliminated in an encounter in Bandzoo area of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, 23 June, ANI reported.

Two AK-47 rifles were also recovered from the terrorists in the joint operation currently underway with the J&K police, Chinar Corps, Indian Army was quoted by ANI as saying. The jawan, identified as Head Constable Kale Sunil of 182nd Battalion CRPF, succumbed to a bullet injury at the hospital.

“Following specific information about the presence of militants in Bandzoo village, security forces including the local police, Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF started a cordon and search operation during which an encounter started,” the J&K police told IANS.

“Two militants have been killed in this encounter. A CRPF jawan sustained critical injuries during the encounter,” it said.

A wreath-laying ceremony for Kale was later held in Budgam.

(With inputs from ANI and IANS.)

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