NEW DELHI: Nearly Two Air Force Guard commandos and several terrorists lost their lives in clashes on Wednesday that took place in Hajin area of Bandipora district of north Kashmir, Army affirmed.
“Militants started gunfire on a joint party of 13 RR of Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir cops laying cordon to Rakh (Paribal) area of Hajin on Wednesday morning after information about the existence of nearly eight militants in Bandipora district,” Defence spokesperson stated.
“As the forces were closing in, the hiding terrorists fired upon them around 5 am, resulting in injuries to jawans. Two Garud personnel were martyred in the action. They were operating with the Army for operational experience and training,” he stated.
The militants have been found as Ali Bhai and Nasrullah. The duo belongs from Lashkar-e-Toiba group.
The wounded have been moved to 92 Base hospitals to undergo treatment, reports said.
Since two weeks, armed forces have conducted various operations in Hajin area to apprehend the terrorists, cops stated. Following the slaughter of a BSF soldier, the operation against terrorists has been started at Parray mollah in September.