Armymen killed in Kashmir encounter
Two Indian soldiers, including a major, were killed in a fresh fire fight at Karewa Shopian where three militants were killed and a soldier injured during five hour long gunfight earlier on Friday.
The incident took place when a militant rose out of the debris of the house, razed to rubble by a joint team of police and army earlier which led to the killing of three militants.
Official sources said that the fresh incident took place when the joint team was carrying out the searches post the gunfight.
"All of a sudden, a militant came out of the debris of the house and started indiscriminate firing, injuring three soldiers including a major. Two of them are critical," an army officer said.
However sources said that the army officer identified as Major Mukund Vardarajan of 44 RR succumbed to injuries on way to 92 base hospital here at Badami-Bagh Srinagar while body of a soldier is lying near the encounter spot.
Meanwhile, sources said, the army and police retaliated the fire, triggering off a fresh gunfight. However, they said, operation has been suspended owing to darkness.
Earlier in the day three militants were killed and a soldier got injured during the encounter.
(Posted on 26-04-2014)