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Puwama encounter: Militant who aided Jatt’s escape killed; Two jawans martyred


Srinagar, Feb 12: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant who had helped Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) 'commander' Naveed Jatt to escape from a Srinagar jail ast year was killed in an encounter in Pulwama on Tuesday, according ot THE HINDU report. One soldier also died and another sustained injuries in the gunfight. Two soldiers were also killed during the encounter.

J&K: Encounter underway between terrorists, security forces in Pulwama district

Hizb militant Hilal Ahmad Rather, a resident of Behgambagh-Kakapora in Pulwama, was encircled by a joint search team of the Army, police and CRPF in Ratnipora area.

Martyred soldiers had been identified as Havaldar Baljeet of 55 Rashtriya Rifles and Naik Saneed of 10 Para. One soldier has been injured. The soldier, named Chanderpal, has been shifted to army base hospital in Srinagar.

[J&K: Gunbattle breaks out between security forces, terrorists in Pulwama]

Security forces are locked in an encounter with militants in Ratnipora in Pulwama District of south Kashmir. Three to Four militants of terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammed are holed up in the village.

The gunfight started after the security forces received intelligence inputs about the presence of militants, following which they launched a search and cordon operation. Security forces have cordoned off the area. Internet services have also been suspended.

[J&K: Five terrorists killed in Kulgam encounter; Hizbul and LeT hand suspected]

Earlier on Sunday, five militants were gunned down by security forces during an encounter in Kellam area of Devsar in south Kashmir's Kulgam district.

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