Kashmir encounter ends, two militants killed, one army jawan injured

Group of five to six militants were trying to sneak into Indian side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Srinagar: Two militants were on Friday killed and one army jawan was injured in an encounter between militants and security forces in Tangmarg area of Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The gunbattle broke out after security forces launched a search operation in Kanchipora village of Tangmarg, 35 kms from here, following information about presence of two militants in the area, a police official said.

Two security personnel were injured in the encounter which began at 6.30 am, he said, adding the gunbattle was on when reports last came in.

Army on Thursday night foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of Kashmir, killing three terrorists.

Combing operation in the dense bushes was still going on as the troops had spotted 5-6 infiltrators, Army said.

Troops of 35 Rashtriya Rifles guarding the LoC intercepted a group of five to six militants who were trying to sneak into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir near Toot Mari Gali in Naugam sector early this morning, an Army official said.

He said the troops challenged the infiltrating militants who opened firing, triggering a gunbattle between the two sides. "Three militants have been killed so far," the official said.

He said additional reinforcements have been rushed to the area for intensifying combing operations in the morning.

( Source : PTI )
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