An encounter between militants and the 4 Para Army Special Operations Group took place in the Tangdhar Sector of the Kupwara District of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports, three militants have been killed in the operation.

Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police search for militants
Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police search for militants

This is the second time in Tangdhar sector when it’s happening in this week. On Monday, 25th May 2015, three army personnel and a militant were killed on the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector of Kashmir.

As per official reports, a group of four to seven infiltrators had probably sneaked into the Indian side on Sunday night near Darshan Post along the LoC opposite to Pakistan’s Chhajula Post.

“The group of infiltrators, after being challenged, opened indiscriminate fire with sophisticated weapons. The fire was retaliated by the army and a fierce gunfight erupted,” said by official to reporters.

The incident came after an hour after a staff member of government-run telecom operator BSNL was killed and two more members were injured in that incident, when militants opened fire at the company’s office in north Kashmir’s Sopore district, about 50km far from state capital Srinagar. In another encounter on Monday, a militant and a soldier were killed in Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Speaking about the militant encounter in Tangdhar, the official said, “The army has foiled the infiltration bid by militants. Three soldiers and a militant have been killed and a junior commissioned officer (JCO) is injured so far in the operation against a group of infiltrators.”

“In a heavy exchange of fire, the group was defeated and they retreated after leaving behind one dead militant from whom one AK-47, one pistol…were recovered,” said Col NN Joshi, defence spokesperson based in Kashmir.

During the firefight, four soldiers sustained injuries. “Three of them succumbed to his injuries while one is out of danger,” he added.

And tonight is the second time in this week when some suspects comes in front.

As per the live report from Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants killed in Tangdhar Sector encounter.



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