3 BSF personnel, militant killed in Kupwara encounter; 4 jawans injured

Published: 09th August 2016 05:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2016 05:25 AM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR: Three BSF men, including an officer, and a militant were killed in a gunfight near Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of border district of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

An Army official said Army and BSF men launched a joint operation in Machil sector near LoC after receiving information about presence of militants there.

He said during the combing operation, a gunfight erupted between the soldiers and the militants.

“In the ensuing gunfight, two BSF men and a militant were killed. Three border guards and two Army men were also injured in the gunfight. The injured security personnel were evacuated to Army hospital in Srinagar,” the official said.

He said one of the critically injured BSF men later succumbed to injuries in the Army hospital. “The condition of another jawan is critical”. The deceased BSF men were identified as Sub Inspector Mohinder Yadav, Head Constable C P Singh and Constable Babu Shaan. The combing operation in the area was going on. 

Meanwhile, a letter threatening to trigger serial bomb explosions in Jammu has been received here even as police registered a case in this regard and beefed up security arrangements in the winter capital.

IGP Danish Rana chaired a high-level meeting.

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