Updated: August 20, 2021 3:33:09 am
A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Army died in a fierce gunfight with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Thursday, officials said.
A militant was also killed in the joint operation by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and security forces in Thanamandi area of the border district, according to officials.
Identified as Subedar Ram Singh, the JCO received injuries during the gunfight and was evacuated to hospital but succumbed to injuries, officials said.
The identity of the militant killed in the encounter was yet to be established, they said, adding that an AK-47 rifle, a pistol and some ammunition were seized from the encounter site. The operation was called off after sunset, it is learnt.
On August 6, the police and security forces had killed two militants, including one identified as a Pakistani national, during an encounter in Thanamandi. The militants killed were reported to be part of a small member group which had freshly infiltrated into the border district from across the Line of Control.