Four Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were neutralised while two security forces’ personnel also lost their life in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral forest area on Tuesday. An Indian Army soldier and a state policeman were among those killed in the encounter.
A joint operation was started by the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Lam forest area of Tral after receiving tip off about the presence of terrorists there.
The deceased solider was identified as Ajay Kumar. Sepoy Kumar of 42 RR was injured in the initial firing exchange and later succumbed to his injuries at Army’s 92 Base Hospital in Badami Bagh Cantonment area in Srinagar.
Constable Lateef Gujri of Jammu and Kashmir Police also succumbed to injuries.
The identity of the slain terrorists was being ascertained, an official said adding at least two of them were believed to be foreigners.
With PTI inputs