Colonel loses life; two security personnel seriously injured

Kupwara, November 17: A colonel lost his life and two security personnel received serious injuries in a gun battle with Militants here.Col Santosh Mahadik CO 41 RR (1)

The CO (Commanding officer) of 41 RR, Colonel Santosh Mahadik was injured when a search party he was leading came under fire from militants in the forests of Haji Naka along the Line of Control.

The searches being carried out were a part of an operation that started on November 13 to flush out suspected Lashkar terrorists hiding in the dense forests.

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As per reports, the militants had run to the security of the forests and the security forces continued to chase them leading to a fresh encounter.

Meanwhile, a police official of the Special Operations group in Jammu and Kashmir police was injured in the operation. The official was identified as Majloon Ahmad.

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It has also been reported that the Army had recently recovered the body of a militant believed to have died due to hypothermia.

 

 

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