An Indian Army soldier and two militants were killed on Tuesday, 18 June, in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police sources told IANS. This comes a day after an Army major was killed by the militants during a gunbattle in the district.
Acting on credible input about the presence of militants in Bijbehara area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation on Tuesday morning, reported PTI.
The official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired on the forces, who retaliated.
The soldier initially injured in the encounter in Waghama village, later succumbed. Two others soldiers have also been injured. They have been shifted to hospital, the sources added.
On Monday, an Army major was killed and another officer and two troopers were injured in an encounter with militants in the district's Achabal area. A militant was also killed.
Militants also targeted an Army patrol unit with a vehicle fitted with an improvised explosive device in Pulwama district on Monday. Nine jawans and two civilians were injured in the blast. They are recuperating at a hospital.
The site of the blast was 27 km from the area where a convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF personnel was attacked by a suicide bomber in February in which 40 jawans were killed.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)
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