Two army soldiers and as many SOG personnel were killed in an ongoing encounter with militants at Check Fatehkhan, Halmatpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Official sources told that four more Security forces personnel—two SOG men, an army soldier and one CRPF man— were also injured.
The deceased soldiers have been identified as
Mohammad Ashraf Rather and Naik Ranjeet Singh of 160 battalions TA while two
SOG men as Mohammad Yousuf Cheche (SPO) of Kachama, Kupwara and Deepak Pandit of Nagrota, Jammu.
All of them were critically injured and taken to medical institute at the nearby army camp where all of them succumbed to injuries.
Sources said that two more SOG men including Sub Inspector, an army soldier, and CRPF personnel were injured.The injured Jawans are identified as :
- Sub Inspector Harvinder Singh
2.Javid Ahmad 237/spo SOG kupwara rt shoulder injury.
3.Nk Ranjeet singh 160 T.A Abdomen injury
According to the Sources, One more militant is still hiding in the forest as firing is still going on, Official sources said that operation is in the last stage.
While the firefight was intermittently going on throughout the night, it intensified since morning and was going on when this report was filed.