Indian army soldier killed, civilian injured in Pulwama clashes

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A security personnel was killed, while one civilian was injured in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The police and army said there may be five to 10 other such weapons with the militants operating in Kashmir.

"The slain militants included two Pakistani nationals and a local".

The martyred soldier has been identified as Sham Sunder of 44 Rashtriya Rifles.

The injured are being treated in the hospital.

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"The exchange of fire between the two sides is going on", military spokesman said.

"It is the same group that was wanted for the attack on the police check-post in Rajpora".

The forces had cordoned off the location in Aglar area of Pulwama for a combing operation after they got a tip off regarding the presence of three Jaish militants in the village.

He said the search operation led to a gunbattle after the militants fired towards the security forces' positions. Meanwhile, Internet services have been snapped in Pulwama district in wake of the encounter.

Police officials said in a statement, a civilian Tariq Ahmad suffered a bullet injury during the clashes between the civilians and the security forces.

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