Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — Three militants and an Army soldier were killed in an encounter between militants and government forces in Zadoora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

Official sources said that three militants were killed, whose identity is yet to be ascertained.

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Official sources further said that one Army trooper received bullet wound, who was subsequently shifted to 92 Base Hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Earlier, according to the reports reaching here, a joint team of Police, Army’s 50RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Zadoora.

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As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

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