Two more militants killed in ongoing Bandipora operation

Srinagar, Jun 18: Two more militants were killed in an ongoing encounter at Panar forest area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Official sources told GNS that today morning a fresh gunfight broke out between the militants and the joint team of army’s 14 RR, 22 RR and Para Commandos in the dense forest area of Panar.

A police officer also confirmed the killing of two militants in the operation.

On June 14, two militants and an army soldier were killed in the operation.

The officer had said that six soldiers including an officer were also suffered injuries so far in the ongoing operation.

“The operation was launched on June 9 when the militants and the government forces exchanged brief gunfight in Raynar forests adjacent to Panar area. The operation with the help of additional reinforcements of army’s Para Commandos continued and entered on 10th straight day today,” the officer said.

He said that during the period the joint team of forces and militants exchanged intermittent firing several times.

“Operation is still going on to trace out the hiding militants,” the officer added. (GNS)

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