Srinagar: Five militants were killed in an ongoing operation in Hajin area of Bandipora, a defence official said. Sources said that one Indian Airforce Garud was also killed and a solder of 13 RR injured in the operation.
Director general of Police SP Vaid said that the operation is a great success for security forces.
Earlier, an encounter between government forces and militants started in Chandergeer village of Hajin.
According to the reports, security forces including the Bandipora police along with SoG and 13RR cordoned off an area in Chandergeer village of Hajin following the inputs about the presence of militants in the area. On establishing the contact with the militant, militants fired upon the forces triggering an encounter.
More details are awaited.