Shopian gunfight; Army Major, soldier killed

Shopian gunfight; Army Major, soldier killed

Srinagar: An Army Major and a soldier were killed and another were injured in a gunfight between government forces and militants in Zaipora, Matribugh village of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Thursday.
As per reports, the army officer and the soldier were injured in an initial firing by holed up militants. They were airlifted to Srinagar army hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. The deceased have been identified as Major Kamlesh Panday and soldier Tenzin. A police official confirmed the deaths to Kashmir Reader.
One more injured soldier was being treated in the army hospital at Badamibagh. He has been identified as Kripal Singh.
Three militants are believed to be holed up in a building in the area, reports said.
The operation, which is currently underway, began after the forces received intelligence inputs about the presence of the militants in the area.

3 Responses to "Shopian gunfight; Army Major, soldier killed"

  1. Mansoor Ahmad   August 3, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Well I would like to hold the condolence on all who died or die in such unfortunate circumstances which are created deliberately by the politicians for their own interests. I am sure that if India is interested to curb militabcy any part of India they can do it within fortnight without any killings of local inocent people or army. Every politician wants to cash his own interests wether center or local government. Unless and until they are serious about the situation this blood shed will not stop

  2. kongposh   August 3, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Killing of any human being is sad and unfortunate, whether it is a civilian ,army or militant.The dirty politicians of India and Pakistan want to keep the Kashmir pot boiling for their own political gains and exploit poor common people.

  3. Ramkishore Rathore   August 3, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Killing of army major and a soldier by militants is very unfortunate. The Indian forces should get the inputs from Israil to deal with such militants sothat militancy in kashmir is overpowered with minimum loss of fighting forces. India needs to abort militancy at its roots in POK. We should seal the borders without further delay.