Encounter: Two Army Men Succumb, Death Toll 8

Srinagar

Two army men who were critically injured in a gunfight in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s  Kupwara district have succumbed to injuries, taking the death toll to 8, an army spokesman said.

Army’s Srinagar based spokesman Colonel  Rajesh Kalia in a statement said,  “Despite prevailing inclement weather conditions, casualties have been evacuated. Unfortunately two more soldiers succumbed to their injuries, others are presently undergoing treatment. Total three soldiers martyred. Operation in progress.”

Earlier, five militants and an army man were killed in the gunfight in Keran sector s4ector of north Kashmir.

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