The Hush Post| 3:57 pm| one-minute-read|
Three soldiers were martyred and five terrorists were killed in an encounter near the Line of Control after army intercepted a group of heavily armed infiltrators in Keran sector of north Kashmir.
This is the second encounter in last 24 hours. Before this, yesterday four local terrorists were killed in encounter in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. In all nine terrorists have been killed in 24 hours.
A Defense spokesman said three soldiers were killed in the encoder and some other soldiers injured in the gun battle are being treated.
The encounter started after troops intercepted a group of infiltrators in Keran sector of Kupwara district. The counter infiltration operation was launched yesterday. Today morning a fierce gun battle led to the killing of five terrorists. The identity of slain gunmen is yet to be ascertained.
“Despite prevailing inclement weather conditions, casualties have been evacuated. Unfortunately two more soldiers succumbed to their injuries. Others are presently undergoing treatment. Total three soldiers martyred. Operation in progress” said Colonel Rajesh Kalia, Defense spokesman.
Four Hizbul terrorists were also killed in a separate anti-terror operation in Kulgam district in south Kashmir, police tweeted.