SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed, an army major and J&K policeman injured in an ongoing encounter in Yadipora area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
A senior Police officer told news agency GNS, that another militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter taking the to 02, however, their identification couldn’t be ascertained yet.
The police officer further said that one policeman namely Naseer Ahmad also received bullet wound during the exchange of fire, was subsequently shifted to SKIMS Soura hospital for specialized treatment.
As per the sources, one more militant is still believed to be holed up.
In Initial exchange of firing a Major of 29 RR was also injured, who was evacuated to 92 Base hospital for treatment.
The gunfight broke after a joint team of Police, Army’s RR 29 and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Yadipora.
As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.