Army major martyred, two militants killed in gunfight in J&K’s Anantnag

An Indian army major and two militants were killed and three other soldiers including a major were injured in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday, police said.

Police sources said the major, critically injured during the firing exchange between holed-up militants and security forces in Bundoora village, succumbed as he was taken to hospital.

“A major critically injured during fresh firing exchanges at the gunfight site has succumbed while on way to the hospital.

“Earlier, two militants were killed and a major and two other soldiers injured in this operation,” a police source said.

“The three injured soldiers have been shifted to a hospital and some militants were still engaged in the ensuing gunfight,” the police said.

The gunfight broke out as after personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group of state police surrounded the Bidoora village in Achabal area following information about the presence of militants there.

The bodies of two slain militants have been recovered and their identities are being ascertained, a police officer added.