Early in the morning today, a soldier was killed and three terrorists were shot dead in an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports source. Troops of Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group and the Central Reserve Police Force were conducting a cordon and search operation when the terrorists broke out fire at them, leading to the gunfight.

Two more army personnel and a civilian were also injured. They are believed to be form the JeM outfit, were holed up in a house. The fourth dead body discovered from the encounter site, was of a civilian, who died in the crossfire, said J&K Police.

Ample weapons and explosives has been recovered from the spot.

Internet service has also been suspended in the area, further investigation underway.

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