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