Srinagar: Bodies of three militants and a Junior Commissioned Officer(JCO) were found today during a search operation in Kupwara district of North Kashmir where an encounter broke out yesterday after the Indian Army and militants gunfight
With the recovery of the four bodies, a total of seven persons have been killed in the encounter.
According to a Defence spokesman, “bodies of three militants and a JCO were recovered today while four Army personnel were injured. A search operation is still going on.”
Army troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) noticed a group of militants attempting to infiltrate from across the border in Nowgam sector of Handwara yesterday. The militants opened heavy fire when challenged by the troops, triggering a gunbattle, he said.
Last week, four militants were killed when an encounter broke out between the ultras and Indian forces in Arnia sector of Jammu region close to Indo-Pak border on November 27.
During the terror attack, in all 12 persons were killed including five civilians and three army personnel. — PTI