Intense firing at LoC; Two militants killed

RSTV Bureau
File Photo ( PTI )

File Photo ( PTI )

Two militants and a soldier was killed on Sunday in gun battle during infiltration bids by ultras at Keran and Tangdhar sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir while an Army officer lost his life in a mishap during a search operation.

An infiltration bid was foiled along the LoC in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district today in which two militants were killed, an army officer said.

The alert troops guarding the LoC noticed a group of militants trying to sneak into this side Jumagund Nar in Keran sector, he said, adding the troops challenged the militants who indulged in indiscriminate firing.

The troops returned the fire and in an ensuing encounter two militants were killed, the officer said.

In an overnight encounter between the security forces and infiltrating militants near Ragni post in Taya forests near the LoC in Tangdhar sector, an army jawan was killed and two others were injured.

“One jawan made the supreme sacrifice while two others were injured in the operation against militants in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district,” the Army official said.

In an another operation near LoC in Gurez sector of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, an army officer was killed after he slipped and fell in a deep gorge.

Captain Prem Kumar Krishan Patil of Army’s 36 RR units slipped into a gorge during a search operation in the forest area close to the LoC on Saturday, the officer said.

He said the search operation was launched following inputs about some suspicious movement in the area.

The injured officer was rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was shifted to a medical facility here, the officer said.

Patil, however, succumbed to the injuries later in the day, the officer said.

Few days back a terrorist was caught alive after two terrorists ambushed the convoy of BSF on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Udhampur early on Wednesday. Two BSF jawans were killed and 11 other jawans left injured in a gun battle which ensued after the ambush by the terrorists.