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

Two to three terrorists are reportedly trapped in an area which has been cordoned off by security personnel.

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.

(Update: Army sources say Kamran - the mastermind of Feb 14th terror attack on CRPF convoy, has been killed)