Rajouri Gunfight: One More Militant; Toll 3; SPO, 2 Uniformed Men Injured


Rajouri: One more militant was killed in a gunfight in Rajouri district, officials said on Wednesday.
In all, two militants and an army soldier were killed in the gunfight, they said.

Lt Col Suneel Bartwal, PRO (Defence) Jammu, told GNS that Indian Army and JKP have been tracking two militants since September 7. A heavy firefight on September 12 led to the death of one militant at Narla area of the district, he said.

Despite challenging weather and terrain, he said, the second militant was neutralized today.
“Significant warlike stores were seized,” he said.

One soldier from 63 RR was also killed. “An Army dog also laid down her life”. He clarified that SPO was injured and has not died. He said the SPO and two other uniformed men were injured in the operation. He said “operations continue.”

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