At least four militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter that broke out Tuesday morning in Nadigam village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday. Two other Army men were injured in the gunbattle. The gunfight is underway and the operation began after forces cordoned off the area following inputs on the presence of militants.
The deceased soldier has been identified as 37-year-old Lance Havaldar from Haryana’s Bhiwani district.
“Four terrorists have been killed in the operation in Nadigam area of Shopian,” PTI quoted Srinagar-based defence spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia as saying. However, a police official said an Army man was killed while two others were injured in the encounter.
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“The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired on the forces, who retaliated,” PTI quoted a police official as saying.
More details awaited.