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Trooper wounded in Pulwama gunfight, no fresh contact with militants

An army soldier was injured in an encounter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district Wednesday, officials said.

An official said that a joint team of police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Mitrigam Murran.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, he said.

He said that during the initial exchange of fire one soldier received injuries and was shifted to the hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, officials said that after the initial exchange of fire no fresh contact has been established with the hiding militants.

More reinforcement has been rushed to the spot and cordon layers have been tightened in the whole area and a search operation is underway in the area, he said.

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