18/02/2019 9:36 AM IST | Updated 18/02/2019 9:38 AM IST

Army Officer, 3 Soldiers Killed In Encounter At J&K's Pulwama

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Army soldiers stand vigil.

Four soldiers including an army officer were killed in encounter in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources told PTI.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglan area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir during the night after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them, triggering off a gun battle.

Defence sources said four soldiers, including an officer, were killed in the encounter. 

A civilian was also reportedly killed but there was no confirmation so far. The area is under cordon and the operation is still on.