LIVE | Rafiabad encounter | Soldier, guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight

4:50 pm | Srinagar: A soldier and a Hizbul Mujahideen guerrilla were killed in a gun battle on Wednesday in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said.

Security forces surrounded a house in Ladoora (Rafiabad) village early on Wednesday morning after learning that militants were hiding there. This triggered a fierce gun battle between the two sides.

The soldier from the Rashtriya Rifles and a militant died in the gun battle, a police official told Media Sources.

The slain militant was later identified as Riyaz Ahmed, a resident of Sopore.

Officials later said he was the only militant holed up inside the house.


12:50 pm: One security personnel killed, two militants suspected to be hiding in the area.

Search operations underway.


10:30 am: Heavy firing going on between militants and army at Ganaie Mohalla, Ladoora, Rafiabad

Encounter (1)  Encounter (2)

8 am: An Encounter was started at ladura area  of Rafiabad.

1 militant believed to be trapped

32RR and SOG Rafiabad and  SOG Sopore on job.


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