Srinagar: Two militants and a soldier were killed today in gunbattle during infiltration bids by ultras at Keran and Tangdhar sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir while an Army officer lost his life in a mishap during a search operation.
An infiltration bid was foiled along the LoC in Keran sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district today in which two militants were killed, an army officer said.
The alert troops guarding the LoC noticed a group of militants trying to sneak into this side Jumagund Nar in Keran sector, he said, adding the troops challenged the militants who indulged in indiscriminate firing. The troops returned the fire and in an ensuing encounter two militants were killed, the officer said.
In an overnight encounter between the security forces and infiltrating militants near Ragni post in Taya forests near the LoC in Tangdhar sector, an army jawan was killed and two others were injured.
“One jawan made the supreme sacrifice while two others were injured in the operation against militants in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district,” the Army official said. In an another operation near LoC in Gurez sector of north Kashmir's Bandipora district, an army officer was killed after he slipped and fell in a deep gorge.
Captain Prem Kumar Krishan Patil of Army's 36 RR unit slipped into a gorge during a search operation in the forest area close to the LoC yesterday, the officer said. He said the search operation was launched following inputs about some suspicious movement in the area. The injured officer was rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was shifted to a medical facility here, the officer said.
Patil, however, succumbed to the injuries later in the day, the officer said.