Army major among four troopers killed in Gurez encounter

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Four army troopers including an army major  and four militants were killed in an ongoing operation at Gurez sector of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday morning.

The deceased troopers have been  identified  as Major KP Rane, Hav Jamie Singh, Hav Vikramjeet, Rfn Mandeep.

An Army officer said that soliders of 36 RR intercepted a group of infiltrators near Bakhtor area of Gurez along Line of Control.

As such the forces challenged the movement of infiltrators, they opened fire triggering off a gunfight, the officer said.

In ensuing gunfight, four Army soldiers including an officer of Major Rank and two militants were killed so far in the ongoing operation, the officer said.

He identified the deceased soliders as Major KP Rane, Hav Jamie Singh, Hav Vikramjeet, Rfn Mandeep. (with inputs from GNS)

 

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