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Srinagar, June 23, 2020
Two militants and a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police said the three were killed early Tuesday in an encounter between the security forces and the militants in Bandzoo village of Pulwama district.
Bandzoo village is situated one kilometre ahead of Pulwama town on the Pulwama-Shopian road.
"Following specific information about the presence of militants in Bandzoo village, security forces including the local police, Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF started a cordon and search operation during which an encounter started.
"Two militants have been killed in this encounter. A CRPF jawan sustained critical injuries during the encounter.
"He later succumbed to critical injuries. Firing has stopped, but searches are still going on," police said.