Indian soldier killed in Pulwama

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Security forces launched cordon and search operation in Pulwama following information about presence of militants.

The latest gunfight comes days after five terrorists including Hizbul Mujahideen militant Saddam Padder, was gunned down by the security forces in Shopian encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.

(G.N.S) Dt. 12 Pulwama A CRPF jawan lost his life and a civilian injured in a brief exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces in Pulwama district, police said today.

It said a group of four to six militants are hiding inside a house in the village which has been marked off. He was from Punjab's Gurdaspur. His elderly mother, who heard about her only son's death from television, were inconsolable. He was shifted to a hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.

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"He had just started the construction of his house at the village and his parents were looking for girl to get him married".

On May 2, Kumar had rejoined duty after spending week with his parents in his native village.

A policeman was killed on Friday in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police sources said. Two houses were also damaged during the encounter and owner of one of the houses Bashir Ahmad suffered injuries in his shoulder and as per officials, the injury is of minor nature and was hospitalised.

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