Tangdhar gunfight toll reaches six as three more militants, soldier killed

Three militants and a soldier were killed Monday in an ongoing gunfight along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of militants slain in the operation to five.

Two militants were killed in the operation yesterday.

“Three more militants have been killed today as the Army foiled an infiltration attempt along the LoC in Tangdhar sector (in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district),” said an Army spokesman.

He said two militants were killed in the gun battle which began yesterday after alert troops noticed suspicious movement near the LoC.

One soldier has been killed in the operation, the spokesman said, adding the operation is in progress.