Srinagar: Four militants were killed and as many soldiers, one of them an officer, were injured along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday morning.
A police officer told news agency Global News Service (GNS) that a joint team of army’s 20 RR and 6 Gadwal, manning the Balthania post along the LoC in Tanghdar sector, noticed some suspicious movement on wee hours on Monday.
“The group of the infiltrators entered few meters towards this part and on noticing the movement, the army opened fire which was retaliated, triggering off an encounter in which four militant have been killed so far. The operation was going on, the police officer said.
He said that an army officer (lieutenant), Rahul Sheikh, was among four soldiers injured in the gunfight. While officer and another soldier have been admitted in military hospital Drugmulla, two remaining injured soldiers were airlifted and admitted to 92-base hospital at Badaminagh here for specialized treatment.
The police officer said that three militant bodies have been recovered along with 4 AK rifles and 3 haver sacks.
Army’s Srinagar based defence ministry spokesman Col Rakesh Kalia told GNS that three militants have been killed so far.
“So far three militants have been killed while search operation is still going on. Weapons were also recovered,” he said.
Meanwhile, official sources said, reinforcements of Para Commondos have been rushed to the area to track down the militants. (GNS)