Srinagar: An army officer, who was injured in an encounter with militants at Hajin, Handwara in north Kashmir, earlier in the day, succumbed to his injuries late Tuesday.
“Major S Dhaiya, who was leading the operation in which three militants were killed at Hajan, Handwara today succumbed to his injuries sustained in the operation,” Def PRO, Col Rajesh Kalia said.
Three militants were killed in the said encounter, the second in the day.
Earlier, an encounter between the government forces and militants had broken out in Hajin area of Bandipora.
Three army soldiers and a suspected militant were killed in the encounter.