Three soldiers have died and five terrorists were killed during an encounter near the Line of Control after army intercepted a group of heavily armed infiltrators in Keran sector of north Kashmir.
This is the second encounter in last 24 hours. Yesterday four local terrorists were killed in encounter in Kulgam district of south Kashmir
The encounter started after troops intercepted a group of infiltrators in Keran sector of Kupwara district. A fierce gun battle started in which five terrorists were killed. The identity of the terrorists killed in the encounter is yet to be ascertained.
"Despite prevailing inclement weather conditions, casualties have been evacuated. Unfortunately two more soldiers succumbed to their injuries, others are presently undergoing treatment. Total three soldiers martyred. Operation in progress," said Colonel Rajesh Kalia, Defense spokesman.
While #Caronawarriors are fighting #Covid19,Police Army and CAPF are also fighting the terror virus from Pakistan .- J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) April 5, 2020
In last 24 hours our our Troops on Kupwara border in North Kashmir and in Kulgam district in South Kashmir neutralized 9 terrorists.
"In the anti-infiltration operation in Keran sector of North Kashmir, alert troops braving inclement weather and hostile terrain have so far eliminated five terrorists attempting to infiltrate across the LoC," Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.
Four Hizbul terrorists were also killed in a separate anti-terror operation in Kulgam district in south Kashmir, police tweeted.
This includes 5 of Lashkar who infiltrated from Keran sector and 4 of Hizb run by Pakistan and responsible for half a dozen senseless killings of civilians over last few weeks. We pay tribute to the valour and sacrifices of our brave hearts. #JaiHind— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) April 5, 2020
The terrorists were responsible for half a dozen killings of civilians over last few weeks, the police said.