Pulwama, Feb 12 : Two army soldiers including a Commando were killed and an Army soldier injured in an ongoing encounter at Ratnipora area of Pulwama district today morning.
Reports said that a joint team of army’s 50 RR, 10 PARA, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Ratnipora following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
uring the initial exchange of gunfight, three soldiers suffered injuries and were evacuated to Army’s 92 base hospital, Badamibagh Srinagar where two of them succumbed later,” the Sources said.
The deceased soldiers have been identified as Sepoy Baljeet Singh and Naik Saneed of 10 PARA. The injured has been identified as Hawaldar Chander Pal.
Reports said that one militant has also been killed and his body was recovered from the site along with a weapon.
The operation is still going on and it is believed that two to three militants are still trapped in the area.