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J&K: Four killed and five injured in militant ambush in Sophian district

 2017-02-23 08:30:22.0

J&K: Four killed and five injured in militant ambush in Sophian district

Tahlka News Desk

Srinagar: 3 army men and a woman killed were five army army personnel injured in a militant attack on wee hours of Thursday in Shopian district of South Kashmir

The attack took place in Mulu Chitragam area of Shopian around 60kms from Srinagar, when militants ambushed a patrolling party of 44-RR at around 2:00am, when they were returning from cordon and search operation in a nearby village Kungnoo.

The party was returning without any arrest or recovery from Kungnoo, when militants opened fire at the government forces in Chitragam village.

Even though extra contingents of forces were rushed to spot, but militants managed to flee from the spot, after inflicting heavy losses on the government forces.

In the exchange of fire, a bullet hit a local resident, Taja Begum, who was inside her house and she died says local reports.

The army personnel killed in the attack have been identified as Sreejit MJ, Vikas Kumar and Ghulam Muhammad Rather, while the injured include Lt Col Mukesh Jha, Major Amardeep Singh, Surendra Kumar, Sumer Singh and Ajay Pal.

"While returning from Kungnoo, the CASO party was attacked by unknown militants at Mulu Chitragam at about 2 am resulting in injuries to six army personnel including two officers of whom three succumbed to their injuries," read the official statement of police.


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