Three soldiers, four militants killed in Nowgam sector

Three soldiers and four militants were killed in an encounter that began on Saturday on the Line of Control in North Kashmir’s Nowgam sector, reported Indian Express.

The army had earlier said that a group of infiltrators were intercepted by the soldiers in Bangus Valley in the Nowgam sector.

Defence spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said four militants were killed in the operation. “Four weapons and warlike ammunition was recovered from the encounter spot”,  Col. Kalia said.

According to the defence sources, the army spotted a group of infiltrators near the LoC.

However, after an initial firefight, the militants managed to escape leaving some weapons behind. Later the militants were again intercepted near the Badibehak Bangus area. The firing continued for two days.

On Saturday, two infiltrators and two soldiers were killed after the encounter began, the toll rising to three soldiers and four militants on Sunday.

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