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
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.