Soldier, 3 Militants Killed in Encounter in J&K’s Pulwama District

This comes a day after four militants were killed in an encounter in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

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Three militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, 29 August.

The encounter began the previous night in the Zadoora area of Pulwama. "One soldier, who was critically injured, has succumbed to his injuries in an encounter that started last night in Zadoora area of Pulwama. Joint operation (is) in progress," the defence PRO in Srinagar said in a statement.

According to report in NDTV, the three militants who were killed were from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Soldier, 3 Militants Killed in Encounter in J&K’s Pulwama District
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The soldier who lost his life was identified as Sepoy Prashant Sharma, a resident of the Khanjapur village in Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, according to ANI.

ANI reported that the Uttar Pradesh government has announced a compensation of Rs 50 lakh, and promised a government job for the family of the deceased soldier.

The government also plans to name a road in Muzaffarnagar after him.

UP's Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath also tweeted, ‘saluting the valour of Shri Prashant Sharma Ji.’

"This supreme sacrificing of your life, to protect the nation will always be remembered," he stated.

Soldier, 3 Militants Killed in Encounter in J&K’s Pulwama District
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4 Militants Killed in Shopian on Friday

This comes a day after four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Among those killed on Friday were Shakoor Ahmed Parray, district commander of Al Badr, and his associate Suhail Bhat, who allegedly kidnapped and killed Khanmoh's sarpanch, who had gone missing last week. One militant also surrendered during the encounter on Friday.

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