Pulwama, April 24: Four militants were killed, while two security personnel martyred in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral on Tuesday.
One more terrorist killed taking the total to 4, said DGP of Jammu And Kashmir SP Vaid.
— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2018
A joint operation was launched by the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Lam forest area of Tral following information about the presence of terrorists.
Sepoy Ajay Kumar of 42 RR, who was injured in the initial firing exchange, succumbed to his injuries at Army’s 92 Base Hospital in Badami Bagh Cantonment area here.
Latif Gujar of Jammu and Kashmir Police also succumbed to injuries, while the only militant killed in the gun battle has not been identified so far.
Reports had claimed two-to-three militants were engaged in the gunfight with the security forces in the densely forested area.
The encounter comes a day after Pakistan Army violated ceasefire at Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.