Pulwama encounter: Four Army personnel were martyred in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Pinglan area of Pulwama district in South Kashmir on Monday morning, news agency ANI reported.
The deceased jawans include one Major. Also, one jawan has suffered critical injuries in the gunfight. Reportedly, one civilian was also killed.
The four Army officials who lost their lives in encounter with terrorists in Pulwama are of 55 Rashtriya Rifles. They have been identified as Major VS Dhoundiyal, Havaldar Sheo Ram, Sepoy Ajay Kumar and Sepoy Hari Singh.
According to tv reports, terrorists opened fire after security forces zeroed in on two to three terrorists. The encounter is currently underway in Pinglan.
Visuals: The 4 Army personnel including a Major, who were killed in action during encounter between terrorists and security forces, in Pinglan area of Pulwama district, belonged to 55 Rashtriya Rifles. #JammuAndKashmir (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/Wa2sxz3bzT
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2019
Police and CRPF had launched an operation on Sunday night after a tip off that terrorists were hiding in the area.
The encounter in Pulwama comes within a week of the terror attack that left over 40 CRPF jawans dead. Pakistan-based terror group JeM had claimed the responsibility.