Army Major killed, another officer, 2 soldiers injured in J&K encounter

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The Hush Post| 04:45pm| 1-min-read
An Army Major was killed while another officer and two troopers were injured in an encounter with militants in south Kashmir on Monday.The Army Major got injured in the encounter and later succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
The encounter took place in the Achabal area in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two militants have been killed in the same encounter, IANS reported.
The injured were rushed to the 92 base hospital of the Army in Srinagar, according to PTI.
Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area this morning. The search operation led to a gunfight after the militants fired on the forces, who retaliated.
The gunfight took place after personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police personnel surrounded the Bidoora village in Achabal area following information about the presence of militants.
The bodies of the slain militants have been recovered. Their identities were being ascertained, the police added.

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