Bandipora: Four army men including an officer and two unknown militants have been killed in a fierce encounter in Gurez valley of this north Kashmir district.
Official sources told Kashmir Reader that a group of eight militants engaged army’s 36 RR in a gunfight along the LoC in the Nane sector in Baktoor, Gurez. While four militants retreated, two were killed in the exchange of gun-battle while two are hiding in the area.
Four soldiers including a major also died in the exchange of fire with the militants, official sources said.
Sources identified the slain soldiers as Major KP Rane, Havaldars Jamie Singh and Vikramjeet and rifleman Mandeep.
The encounter was going on when the last reports came in.