Srinagar,Feb 12 CNS:Two army soldiers including a Para Commando and a militant were killed while one soldier has been injured in an ongoing encounter at Ratnipora area of Pulwama of south Kashmir on Tuesday.
Reports saidthat a joint team of army’s 50 RR, 10 PARA, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Ratnipora area following specific inputs about the presence of two to four militants during wee hours.
“During the initial exchange of gunfight, three soldiers suffered critical injuries and were immediately evacuated to army’s 92 base hospital, Badamibagh Srinagar where two of them succumbed later,” the officer said.
An official identified the deceased soldiers as Sepoy Baljeet Singh and Naik Saneed of 10 PARA. The injured has been identified as Hawaldar Chander Pal.
He said that so far one militant has also been killed and his body was recovered from the site along with a weapon.
The encounter was in progress till the filing of this report.(CNS)