Times of Kashmir

| 21 May 2019

Pulwama update:- civilian killed during exchange of fire, Death toll reaches five, operation over

Jahangeer Ganaie

A civilian namely Rayees Ahmad Dar son of jalaluddin Dar resident of Dalipora Pulwama has been also also killed during exchange of fire in Dalipora Pulwama taking death toll to five.

Four others including three militants and army man were also killed in the encounter.

Reports said that Rayees is brother of Younis who received bullet injuring during intial exchange of fire.

Both are sons are house owner in which militants were trapped, they said

Earlier a joint team of forces including army’s 55 RR and SOG Pulwama cordoned off Dalipora after having credible input about presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon government forces triggering an encounter.

An official confirmed that they have recovered four dead bodies at the encounter site and they are checking whether the fourth body is of civilian or militant.

Meanwhile clashes were going on in the area, when reports last came in.

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