Two militants, army man killed as Bandipora operation enters sixth day

In the operation in Bandipora forests, which entered its sixth day on Thursday, two militants and an army man has been killed, said the Army.

The bodies of the slain militants have been recovered with as many AK 47 rifles. However, their identity is yet to be acretained.

According to the Army, the trooper who died had sustained a bullet injury early in the morning.  “The injured soldier was immediately evacuated to military hospital where he succumbed,” said the official.

The operation was launched last week after militants attacked an army patrolling party in Raynar forests adjacent to Panar area. Two soldiers had sustained during a brief gunfight on the weekend.

A massive search operation was soon launched in the area by the army which is now in it’s sixth day.

A group of over a dozen militants reportedly infiltrated near Bagtore area of Gurez and reached Chandaji. The group, according to reports, travelled to Panar through Bonkoot and upon reaching Raynar they came in contact with the troopers, who had laid an ambush.

Reports said that two militants are still hiding in the forest area while the rest have managed to escape. “Operation is still going on to trace out the other hiding militants,” said an army statement.

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