Two IAF Garud commandos, two militants killed in gunfight in J&K

Bandipora encounter 2 soldiers martyred 2 terrorists gunned down

The elimination of these terrorists is being termed as a big success for security forces. The commandos were reportedly operating with the army for operational experience and training.

Srinagar/Jammu and Kashmir, October 11: Two Indian Air Force guard commandos and two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Wednesday, according to an army official.

The need for a dedicated force was felt when militants attacked two air bases in Jammu and Kashmir in 2001.

Earlier reports said the fighting erupted when the security personnel surrounded Paribal village early in the day following specific inputs about the militants' presence in a house. "Two Garud personnel were martyred in the action".

The Jammu and Kashmir Police, 13 personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and nine paramilitary force personnel are deployed in the operation which is now underway. Preliminary reports suggest that the terrorists are from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

Three soldiers were injured during the shootout of which two died while they were being shifted to a hospital, police said. Authorities also snapped internet service in the area. Recently Khalid carried out attack on the special police officer and his seven-year-old son who was killed at Handwara.

The operation was going on till last reports were received, he added.

Security forces have gunned down two terrorists during the encounter in Hajin area of north Kashmir's district.

The Jaish commander was killed in the encounter, they had said.

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