SRINAGAR: Three soldiers injured in a gunfight with militants have succumbed, taking the death toll to five, the army said.
An army spokesman said that three soldiers, who were injured in the ongoing operation in the morning succumbed to their injuries at Command Hospital Udhampur.
Earlier in the day, Army in a statement had stated that two soldiers were killed while three others WERE injured after militants triggered an explosive during the anti-militancy operation in Kandi forest area.
Encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Kandi forest area in Rajouri district today morning.
Following the fierce gunfight internet services were also suspended in the area as a precautionary measure.