Pulwama,May 12,CNS:After killing a trooper, militants have reportedly managed to escape from an encounter site in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district during pre dawn hours.
Reports said that Government Forces launched a Search and Cordon Operation after getting inputs about the presence of militants in Bargam village.
During the exchange of fire a Paramilitary CRPF trooper Mandeep Kumar of 182 bn sustained critical injuries and was evacuated to 92 base hospital but he died on the way to hospital.
Two houses were also damaged during the gunfight and owner of one of the houses Bashir Ahmad suffered injuries in his shoulder and as per officials.
Unconfirmed reports said that militants have also snatched the service rifle of slain trooper.
Latest reports said that a searchoperation is underway.