One army jawan and three militants killed Jammu and Kashmir


Three militants and one army jawan were killed on Monday in a brief gunfight with security forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, an official said.

“On a specific tip-off, troops of counter-insurgency 3-Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SoG) of state police cordoned off a house in Tantraypora Siligam village in Anantnag district,” a defence spokesman said here.

Also Read:  PM celebrates one year in office with his support staff

“When challenged, the guerrillas hiding in the house opened fire at security forces. In the ensuing encounter, all three hiding militants were killed. The operation is over,” he said.

Siligam village lies nearly 70 km south of Srinagar.

“The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained,” the spokesman said.

Also Read:  PM Modi seeks TN CM's support for NDA's VP nominee Venkaiah Naidu

Elsewhere, an Army jawan was today killed in an encounter with terrorists near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. The deceased has been identified as Sepoy Sudimesh from Kerala.

“During the early morning hours, an Army patrol was fired upon by terrorists/inimical elements close to the Line of Control in the forward areas of Naoshera Sector (in Rajouri district),” Defence spokesman said.

Also Read:  Major fire at LG warehouse in Okhla

“Own troops retaliated appropriately. In the ensuing firefight one soldier was injured and later attained death while being evacuated to military hospital,” he said.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here