Wed. Oct 16th, 2019

Militant, Army officer killed in ongoing Anantnag gunfight

Srinagar: A militant believed to be a foreigner and an Army Captain was killed in the encounter that broke out in Bidoora village of Achaba area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday while as several soldiers were injured when militants blew up a powerful IED targeting the Army’s vehicle at Arihal village of Pulwama district.
Top police officer said that a militant was killed, who is believed to a foreigner while as an Army captain sustained serious bullet injuries in an encounter that started in Bidoora village of Achabal in Anantnag.
The officer said that on receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area joint team of forces including 19 RR, CRPF and SOG launched search operation in the area.
“On intensifying the search operation towards the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces which were retaliated triggering gunfight,” he said.
Defence Spokesman in Srinagar, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that one militant was killed in Anantnag gunfight while as an army officer, who was injured, also succumbed to his injuries. “The operation was in progress,” he said.

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