Terrorist killed, 3 security personnel injured in encounter in Baramulla

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SRINAGAR: An unidentified terrorist was killed and three security personnel, including an

Army officer

, were injured in an encounter in

Jammu and Kashmir

's

Baramulla district

on Friday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search

operation

at Yedipora in

Pattan area

of the district in

north Kashmir

following specific information about the presence of terrorists, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired upon a

search party

of the forces, which retaliated.
In the initial exchange of fire, an Army officer sustained injuries, the official said, adding the injured officer has been taken to 92

Base Hospital

here for treatment.
A defence spokesman said one terrorist has been killed in the operation.
He said the injured Army officer was undergoing treatment and his condition was stable.
As the gunfight raged, two special police officers also sustained injuries, the police official said, adding the injured cops were evacuated to a local hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, another gunfight broke out in Babhaar area of Pulwama district after terrorists opened fire on a party of security forces from an orchard, the official said.
The exchange of fire was going on but there were no reports of any casualties on either side so far, he added.

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