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J&K: Jawan killed, civilian injured after terrorists fire at Army camp in Pulwama

By Vikas
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One Army jawan was killed and a civilian critically injured in exchange of fire between the terrorists and the Army in jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama region on Sunday night. The gunbattle ensued after the terrorists opened fire at the army camp in Kakpora.

As per reports, the jawan was initially injured, but succumbed to his injuries later.

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On Saturday evening, the terrorists fired at the camp of army's Rashtriya Rifles unit in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam area.

On Friday (May 25), terrorists hurled grenade at a camp of 34 Rashtriya Rifles in Kulgam's Nihama.

On May 7, one CRPF personnel was injured after terrorists hurled a grenade at Tahab Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. The grenade was lobbed at police and CRPF personnel who were deployed at Tahab Chowk to maintain law and order.

On May 4, terrorists hurled a grenade at a police station in Pulwama. The grenade exploded outside the police station and no one was injured in the incident.

On April 12, terrorists had lobbed a grenade at a police station in Pulwama in which two policemen were left injured. Following the incident, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 166 per cent more civilian fatalities due to militancy while there was a 42 per cent rise in the number of terrorists neutralised in 2017 compared to the previous year, the Home Ministry said in April. The annual report of the Ministry of Home Affairs for 2017-18, released in April, said that since the advent of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in 1990, a total of 13,976 civilians and 5,123 security personnel have lost their lives till December 31, 2017. In 2017, there were 342 violent incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in which 80 security personnel, 40 civilians and 213 terrorists were killed.

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