Colonel injured as firefight rages in Tangdhar
Srinagar, November 25: An officer of the rank of Colonel was injured in the ongoing stand-off with militants near LoC at Tangdhar region of Jammu and Kashmir. In the operation which is still on, three militants have been killed so far and three Ak-47 machine guns have been retrieved.
Sources said that the injured officer is deputy commander of 204 Brigade Tangdhar.
They said a group of heavily-armed militants have taken position in Darshak forests adjacent to Kalsuri ridge where the fierce gunbattle is going on since 8:17 am today.
Earlier, a soldier was killed and an employee of army’s engineering department was injured in the exchange of gunfire. The civilian has reportedly lost the battle with his injuries at the time of reporting