Soldier martyred during gunfight in in J&K's Ramban district

28 Sep 2019 05:21 PM

Soldier martyred during gunfight in in J&K's Ramban district

Updated 28 Sep 2019 05:21 PM

Three terrorists have been killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir that broke out on Saturday.

The police said three terrorists were killed and all the hostages were rescued in Thor village of Ramban district where the militants had entered a house and took the inmates hostage. An army soldier was also killed during the gunfight.

All the three slain terrorists belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession, the police said, adding that these terrorists were involved in reviving militancy in the Chenab Valley region of the state.

Besides, security forces engaged a group of militants in Naranag forest area of north Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

Reports from the area said two militants have been killed so far in this gunfight. But an official confirmation is still awaited.

"The encounter in Naranag forest area is still going on," a police source said. 

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