Four soldiers, including Major, martyred in encounter with Jaish terrorists in Pulwama

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Srinagar: Four soldiers, including a Major, were martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, defence sources said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglan area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir during the night after receiving inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said. He said as the forces were conducting searches, the terrorists fired upon them, triggering off a gun battle.

Defence sources said four soldiers, including a Major, were killed in the encounter.

A civilian was also reportedly killed but there was no confirmation so far. The area is under cordon and the operation is still on.

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