J-K: Two militants, 2 soldiers killed in encounter on LoC in Nowgam sector
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J-K: Two militants, 2 soldiers killed in encounter on LoC in Nowgam sector

Infiltration bid was foiled by alert troops along the LoC in Naugam sector

india Updated: May 21, 2017 06:49 IST
Toufiq Rashid
Toufiq Rashid
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir,JK Encounter,Line of Control
Indian army soldiers take position during an encounter with suspected militants. (AFP/Getty Images Files)

Two soldiers were killed in a gunbattle with militants at Handwara in North Kashmir’s Nowgam sector on Saturday night. Two militants also died in the operation, which is still in progress.

Confirming the incident, an Army spokesperson said the incident occurred when a group of militants tried to infiltrate into Kashmir’s Kupwara district through the LoC. The soldiers succumbed to their injuries in a hospital they were admitted to.

A group of militants had managed to give security forces the slip in Badi Behak area earlier this morning.

In another incident, three people – including a policeman – allegedly decamped with four rifles belonging to security personnel posted at a Food Corporation of India godown in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Sources said two friends of the policeman, identified as Syed Naveed Mushtaq, came to the godown and invited the security personnel to join them in offering namaz. While they were praying, the trio fled with their firearms.

First Published: May 20, 2017 21:10 IST