Published On: Mon, Jun 17th, 2019

Army Major martyred, terrorist in J&K’s Anantnag encounter

Srinagar: An Indian army major was martyred and a terrorist killed and three soldiers including another major injured in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday.

The encounter that started in the day had ended in the evening in which an army officer was martyred

Body of the terrorists has been recovered from the encounter site but the identity of the neutralised terrorist is still to be ascertained.

A senior police official said that the encounter that started in the day had ended in the evening in which an army officer was martyred and three other soldiers including an officer were injured .

He said that the injured army soldiers were shifted to army’s base hospital in Srinagar city where their condition is stated to be stable.

The police official said that a major, critically injured during the encounter between holed-up terrorists and security forces in Bidoora village, succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital.

It may be mentioned here that the encounter broke out as the 19 Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operations Group of state police surrounded the Bidoora village in Achabal area following information about the presence of terrorists there.

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