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Jammu and Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama

Terrorists on Tuesday attacked an Army patrol party in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Jammu and Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama
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Terrorists on Tuesday attacked an Army patrol party in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Army officials confirmed that one militant was killed in the gunbattle, while some arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot. "One terrorist killed, his identity & affiliation is being ascertained. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered. Notably no collateral damage took place during the incident. Investigation is being initiated," Jammu and Kashmir police told ANI.

It is learnt that the Army’s patrolling party was moving through Choudribagh Litter area of the district when they were attacked by the terrorists. Reports said that it was Army’s 55RR patrolling the area.

No casualty or injury has been reported so far.

Meanwhile, Pakistan on Tuesday violated the ceasefire by shelling forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir despite serious objections raised by the Indian Army in the recent past.

On December 21, two Army personnel lost their lives when Pakistani forces had violated ceasefire in the Keran sector of Kupwara.