Jammu and Kashmir: Officer among 4 soldiers killed in encounter in Pulwama

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Four soldiers, including an officer were killed in an overnight encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The gunfight took place in Pinglan area of Pulwama. Terrorists opened fire after security forces zeroed in on two to three terrorists hiding in the area.

According to the reports, a civilian was also killed in the gun battle.

Jammu and Kashmir police earlier tweeted, “Exchange of fire at #Pinglan in District #Pulwama. Area under cordon. Details will follow.”

A cordon and search operation was launched late last night by army, police and CRPF personnel after receiving specific information about the terrorists hiding in the area.

The encounter in Pulwama came four days after the terror attack, which killed at least 40 the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.