Army Major, soldier martyred in Hizbul ambush in J&K

An Indian Army major and a soldier were killed early on Thursday in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. The Hizbul Mujahideen outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police sources said militants ambushed an army patrol in Zaipora village.

Three soldiers including Major Kamlesh Pandey, Sepoy Tanzin and Sepoy Kripal Singh were injured in the attack.

“The injured were immediately airlifted to 92 base hospital in Badami Bagh cantonment area, where Major Pandey and Sepoy Tanzin later succumbed to their injuries,” the sources added.

The militants managed to escape after the attack, the sources said.

Earlier two Hizbul militants were killed by the security forces in Kulgam district, police said. Weapons were recovered from the slain militants.