Bandipora, June 14 : Two terrorists were killed in an encounter on the sixth day of the ongoing operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday morning. An Army Jawan was martyred in the gunfight between terrorists and Army.
“Two terrorists have been killed in an ongoing operation in Panar forest area of Bandipora district (in north Kashmir),” a defence spokesman said here. He added that a jawan also lost his life in the operation.
Jammu & Kashmir: One army personnel dead and two terrorists killed during an ongoing operation in Bandipora's Panar forest area. pic.twitter.com/d2hmUfqqyr
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The identity and group affiliation of the two militants is being ascertained, an official said.
The operation was launched at Panner village last week following a firefight between militants and government forces in which two army men were reportedly injured after an Army patrol team were fired at by militants.
“The operation was launched last week when terrorists and the government forces exchanged brief gunfight in Raynar forests adjacent to Panar area. The operation with the help of additional reinforcement continued and entered on sixth straight day today,” the officer said.
Since then the intermittent firing between the two sides has been going on, though there was a brief lull in the firing on Tuesday.
The army personnel sustained serious bullet wounds during the operation. Later, he was immediately evacuated to a military hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries.
“Operation is still going on to trace out the other hiding terrorists,” the officer added.