Four jawans, including Major, killed while attempting to stop infiltration


Srinagar:¬†An Army major and three soldiers were killed while foiling an infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Gurez sector, officials said today.

At least two militants were gunned down in the operation, they said.

The encounter between the Army’s patrolling party and the infiltrating group took place at Govind Nallah in Gurez sector of Bandipore district.

The bodies of two militants could be seen from a distance while two more are believed to have been killed, they said.

Further reinforcements were rushed to the encounter site.

The deceased have been identified as Major K P Rane, hawaldars Jamie Singh and Vikramjeet and rifleman Mandeep.