Tribune News Service
Srinagar, September 4
An Army officer and a policeman had been critically wounded whereas two militants had been killed in an ongoing gunfight in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, sources stated.
The situation of the officer is steady.
The gunfight erupted when the joint operation was launched by forces early morning following an enter about militant presence at Yedipora Pattan.
“The cordon was laid and contact with the militant was established. An Army Major was critically wounded in the initial exchange of fire,” sources stated, including that two to a few militants are believed to be trapped within the space.
There is, nevertheless, no official phrase from the Army up to now about any accidents through the operation.
An Army assertion stated the joint operation is in progress.
“Joint operation was launched early morning today. Cordon was laid and contact was established. Firefight ensued. Joint operation in progress,” the assertion stated.
On Thursday night three suspected three Lashkar-e-Toiba over floor employees had been arrested from Pattan space by the joint drive.
The employees had been arrested at a Naka arrange by forces, in response to a police officer.
“During routine checking three persons moving from Zangam crossing to main market Pattan on national highway Baramulla road were observed moving in a suspicious manner. The individuals were challenged to which they tried to flee. The Naka personnel cordoned and apprehended the fleeing individuals. On spot frisking and physical search three grenades were recovered from them,” a police officer in Baramulla stated.
The three had been recognized by police as Abid Parvaiz of Andergam Pattan, Javaid Hassan Ittoo of Goushbugh Pattan and Jan Nissar Khaliq of Chanderhama Pattan.
“All three were working as OGW for Lashkar,” the officer stated.