Army colonel, Major among 5 killed; 2 militants gunned down in Kupwara

Last Updated: Sunday, 3 May 2020 (10:56 IST)
Srinagar: Five security force personnel, including a and a Major, were killed while two militants were gunned down in an encounter at in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara, official sources said here on Sunday.

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They said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, Army and CRPF at Chanjmullah in Handwara on Saturday evening.
 
However, they said when security forces were sealing a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons, “The security forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter,” they said.
 
They said four Army personnel, including the Commanding officer, a Major alongwith two soldiers and a J&K Policeman, were killed in the encounter. “Two militants were also gunned down during the gunfight,” they added. (UNI)