Terrorist Killed In Pulwama Encounter

From Times-Of-India:
A soldier of the Indian Army and a militant were killed in an encounter in Samboora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday evening. Earlier in the day, at least six Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured when Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants attacked their convoy in Anantnag district.
Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants in Samboora village of Pampore, a joint team of the Indian Army, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.
Soon after, the security forces fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot to which the militants retaliated, triggering off an encounter. In the ensuing firefight, one Army soldier and a militant were killed. Two more militants are still believed to be holed up in the area, said an official source.
DGP S P Vaid said the intermittent exchange of fire is still going on. Internet services have been snapped in the district as a precautionary measure.
Earlier in the day, at least six CRPF personnel were injured in a militant attack in south Kashmir's Anantnag district. Terror outfits Hizbul Mujahideen and LeT have claimed responsibility for the attack.
CRPF inspector general Zulfikar Hassan said, "The convoy comprising six buses was on its way to Mattan from Qazigund when militants fired at it. While three jawans sustained bullet injuries, the rest were wounded by broken glass. The personnel were hospitalised and are now stable."
Though the militants managed to escape, the area was cordoned off and a search operation launched to nab the culprits.
Claiming responsibility for the attack, Hizb operational spokesperson Burhanuddin said, "The deadly attack was carried out by the valiant militants of Hizb and LeT, leaving many Indian troopers either dead or wounded." Such attacks will continue across the Valley, he warned. LeT spokesperson Abdullah Ghaznavi reiterated the same in an emailed statement.

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