One policeman killed while another injured during encounter with militants in Budgam

Srinagar: A J&K policeman was killed while another injured in an encounter between militants and security forces in Budgam district.

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A cordon was launched by the security personnel and a search operation conducted in Zanigam village in the Beerwah area of the district following information about the presence of militants there, officials said.

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The search operation later turned into an encounter and a heavy firing ensued between the militants and the security personnel in which two policemen got injured. They were rushed to a hospital for treatment but one of them succumbed, the officials said.

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