Srinagar: Four militants were killed while an army jawan also lost his life in the two-day anti-infiltration operation along the Line of Control in Naugam sector in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, army said today.
Four heavily armed terrorists were eliminated by the alert troops operating in the forward area of the sector when militants were trying to infiltrate during early hours yesterday, an army official said.
He said the bodies of the terrorists were recovered from the site along with four AK-47 Rifles, ammunition and other war-like stores.
Havildar Hangpand Dada, who led his team, was seriously injured during the gun fight and succumbed to injuries while being evacuated to Army Base Hospital, the official said.
Thirty-six year old Dada is survived by wife, a daughter and a son.
Giving details of the operation, the official said troops deployed in the sector observed movement of a group of terrorists.
“The counter infiltration grid was reinforced while the militants were kept under constant surveillance till they could be effectively engaged,” he said, adding army troops successfully foiled the infiltration bid.
The identity of four militants is yet to be ascertained, the official said.
He said security forces are continuing search and sanitization operation in the area is underway.