Jammu: One more militant and a personnel of Indian Army were killed in an ongoing military operation against militants in Rajouri, taking the overall toll to seven.
So far two militants and five army personnel, including two captains, have been killed in the operation, officials told GNS.
While two militants and army personnel were killed today, four army personnel, including two captains, were killed on Wednesday on the first day of the operation, which started in Baji area of Kalakot Rajouri.
Soon after suffering casualties, army had rushed more reinforcements to the area, officials told the news agency.
“Based on specific intelligence joint 0peration was launched in Kalakote area Gulabgarh forest Rajouri,” army’s White Knight Corps had said in a tweet.
“Contact (was) established on 22 Nov(ember) and intense firefight ensued. The terrorists have been injured and surrounded and operations are in progress, amidst acts of valour and sacrifice by own bravehearts in trying to prevent collateral damage to women and children in the highest traditions of IndianArmy,” raed the tweet.
Today two militants, one of them identified as Quari of Pakistan were killed. On Wednesday, a police officer said that the operation had begun after armed forces received input about the presence of militants in the area.
As the joint team approached suspected area, he said, the hiding militants fired upon them, leading to the operation.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by FPK staff and is published from a syndicated feed from GNS)