Pattan gunfight: Two militants killed; Army Major, SPO injured

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Two militants were killed while an army major and a Special Police Officer (SPO) were injured in an ongoing gunfight in Yadipora village of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A senior police officer told news agency GNS that another militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter, taking the toll to two. However, their identity couldn’t be ascertained.

The police officer further said that one policeman namely Naseer Ahmad also received a bullet wound during the exchange of fire. He was shifted to SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment.

As per the sources, one more militant is still believed to be trapped.

In the initial exchange of fire, a Major of 29 RR was also injured, who was evacuated to 92 Base hospital for treatment.

The gunfight broke out after a joint team of police, Army’s 29 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Yadipora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.