South Kashmir: Soldier, SPO Killed In Ongoing Khrew Encounter

SRINAGAR – An Indian occupation trooper and a special police officer (SPO) on Tuesday were killed in a fierce gun-battle with Mujahideen in Khrew area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

In the early hours today, Indian occupational Army’s 50 RR, special operations group (SOG) police and the troops of CRPF 185 battalion laid a siege around Zantrag area of Khrew after receiving inputs about the presence of mujahideen in the area, officials said. When the joint team launched search operation, the mujahideen in the area opened fire towards the government forces in a bid to escape from their dragnet.

In the exchange of gunfire, SPO Shahbaz Ahmad of Rajouri was killed while an Army man was injured. Later, the solider succumbed to his injuries.

Officials said that the siege around the area has been further strengthened to prevent mujahideen from fleeing. The search operation, they said has been put on hold for the night.

On Monday, three Hizbul Mujahideen youth, including a former policeman were killed in a fierce encounter with Indian occupational forces in Wacchi area of Shopian.

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