Civilian killed, soldier injured in Kulgam encounter


SRINAGAR, Aug 5: A civilian was killed and a soldier injured during an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Kulgam district on Friday, police said.
The security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Redwani area of Kulgam district following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
The official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire on the security personnel, who retaliated. An Indian Army soldier and a civilian sustained injuries in the gunfight, he said, adding it was unclear how the civilian was injured. The civilian, identified as Manzoor Lone of the Redwani Bala area of Kul-gam, succumbed to injuries in the evening.
"Injured civilian namely Manzoor Lone S/O Abd-ullah Lone R/O Redwani Bala Kulgam succumbed to his injuries. Injured Army Jawan Kiran Singh of 1RR, R/O Ramban is hospitalised at 92 base Hospital Srinagar. Search operation concluded," the police said on Twitter.

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