Gunfight ends between security forces and militants in Kashmir; 4 killed, 2 injured

An encounter, which broke out on Friday between militants and security forces in the Tangmarg area of Kashmir's Baramulla district, killing four terrorists. An army jawan has lost his life as well, reported Times Now.

Two soldiers have been injured in the gunbattle.

Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants at Naugam near LoC in north Kashmir on Thursday. PTI.

Security forces launched a search operation in Kanchipora village of Tangmarg, 35 kms from Srinagar, following information about presence of two militants in the area, a police official told PTI.

Exchange of fire between the two sides started at 6.30 am but so far no casualties were reported from either side, he added.

The attack was taking place at the Nowgam sector along the Line of Control. The area has been cordoned off.

Hindustan Times reported quoted a police official saying that a joint operation was launched by the army and the police after getting information about militants in the area, and when the area had been cordoned off, the suspected militants began firing at them.

 

This comes after the incident yesterday where three militants were killed in a gun battle in the same region trying to enter the Indian side of Kashmir, the Hindustan Times report added.

This is not the first time that incidents have taken place in the Baramulla region. Instances of attacks have been reported through the year. In early April, a policeman had been shot dead by two militants on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway. Police then had said that there were reports about the presence of militants in and around the city, reported The Hindu.

In the same region, forces had found and disabled an improvised explosive device (IED) in March this year, and in February, militants had attacked a CRPF convoy in Sempora killing two CRPF men. Another encounter, which also took place in February, took the lives of three army commandos and a militant.

 

With inputs from PTI


Updated Date: May 27, 2016 13:36 PM

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