4 Army personnel including a Major martyred in Pulwama

Even before the nation relieved from the last week’s shock of  deadliest terrorist attack in Pulwama ,   four Army personnel including a Major were martyred and one soldier was injured during an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Pinglan area of Pulwama district of South Kashmir today.

Sources said all of them belonged to 55 Rashtriya Rifles.The gunfight started late Sunday night after security forces, including the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), surrounded Pinglena village upon receiving a tip off that Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM)militants were hiding in the area.

“As the cordon was tightened, the holed-up militants fired triggering the gunfight,” police sources said, adding that a search operation is ongoing at the site. This gunfight site is some 10 km away from the suicide attack spot.

At least two or three militants are believed to be trapped at the site. Heavy firing was going on and announcements were being made appealing to villagers to stay indoors.

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