Militant killed, 2 soldiers injured in Tangmarg gun-battle : Army

Baramulla: An alleged militant has been killed and two soldiers injured in an encounter in Tangmarg area of this north Kashmir district this morning.

Officials told Kashmir Reader that army’s 2 RR and SOG of police early this morning cordoned off Danger Mohalla village of Bongam here in Kunzar and started search operation.  When the joint team was conducting searches, the official said militants hiding in the village opened fire upon them.

“In the exchange of gunfire, one militant has been killed. Two of our soldiers were also wounded. The searches are in progress,” army spokesman N N Joshi told Kashmir Reader.

Meanwhile, the locals said that they were not being allowed to visit the encounter spot to identify the alleged militant.