Four guerrillas, two soldiers killed in Kashmir gunfights
SRINAGAR: Four guerrillas and two soldiers were killed
on Sunday in two gunfights in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials
said. “Four militants have been killed in the ongoing gun battle between
security forces and militants in Kalaroos forest of Kupwara district,” a police
officer told IANS here.
A soldier was critically injured in the gunfight. He
was brought to the army’s base hospital in Badami Bagh cantonment area of
Srinagar where he died of his injuries, the officer said.
Personnel from the counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles
were engaged in the gunfight in Kalaroos forest area with heavily armed
guerrillas who had infiltrated into the valley two days back. The forest area
is around 95 km from Srinagar.
In another incident, a soldier was killed by separatist
guerrillas Sunday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district. “A
soldier was killed near the LoC in Tangdhar area in militant firing today
(Sunday),” a police officer told IANS.
“The soldier was killed in the ongoing operation
against militants in the area that has been continuing since the last fortnight
in which four militants have been killed so far,” the officer said.