Srinagar: Five militants and three armed forces personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in two separate military operations, one in Budgam and another in Rajouri district.
In Rajouri, three army personnel and two fidayeen were killed as militants attacked an army campy in Darhal area, police said Thursday.
Officials said that alert troops foiled a major fidayeen attack on the army camp at Pargal as the attackers were intercepted right at the fence of the camp.
“Two fidayeen attacked the army camp at Pargal in upper reaches of Darhal amid heavy firing on sentry posts in the wee hours,” the officials said.
“The attackers managed to sneak inside the camp and were on their way towards army barracks when a quick reaction team of the army from inside the camp responded to the situation and engaged both the militants outside the army barracks preventing their entry inside.”
The officials said that the army troops managed to engage the attackers outside barracks while an intense operation between both sides lasted for over three hours during which both the militants were killed.
“During the exchange of firing, six army personnel including one Major and one JCO received injuries. The JCO identified as Subedar Rajendra Prasad, Rifleman Lakshmanan D and Rifleman Manoj Kumar succumbed to their injuries whereas the injured army Major and two other personnel were removed from the site and shifted to Rajouri army hospital where they are under treatment,” the officials said.
On Wednesday, three militants were killed in Waterhail area of Budgam district in central Kashmir. There was a military operation after joint armed forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following input about the presence of militants.