Kupwara: An army officer, two soldiers and one more militant were killed in the ongoing gunfight along the Line of Control (LoC in Machil area of Kupwara district, official sources said Sunday.
With the new killings, the death toll has reached six in the fierce gunfight as a militant and a BSF trooper were killed earlier.
“During the search operation, one more militant was neutralized while in the process one officer identified as Lt. Aujla and two soldiers of the army were killed and one soldier got seriously injured,” the sources said.
“The search for the third militant is under progress.”
The gunfight had ensued early Sunday morning when Border Security Forces intercepted a group of infiltrators in Machil area. A militant and a BSF soldier from 169 battalion, Constable Sarkar, were killed, Deputy Inspector General of BSF R Muthu Krishnan said. Later, army joined the operation, he said.
When contacted, army’s Srinagar-based spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said while a militant was killed in the initial shoot out, further details are awaited. “The details will be shared as officially received,” he said. GNS