An injured army man succumbed to his injuries taking the death toll up to five in the ongoing gunfight between militants and forces in the Buchoo village of Tral Tehsil.
“Army reinforcements were rushed to the gunfight area and a trooper sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight with militants, he was evacuated by a helicopter but succumbed on way to hospital,” Lt. Col. Ankur Vashist, an army spokesman told Kashmir Life.
Earlier three army men and a suspected militant were killed in the gunfight which started on Friday morning.
Militants had ambushed and killed three army men early Friday who were heading for Buchoo village following a tip off about some militants there.
Search operation was started in the area during which another army man was killed in the exchange of gunfire with suspected militants, Vashist said.
The army was continuing its search for three more suspected militants believed to be hiding in the forest area, Vashist added.