2 Air Force commandos, 2 LeT militants killed in encounter

Srinagar
11 Oct 2017

Two Garud Commandos of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hajin area of Bandipora district in the early hours today following information about presence of militants in the area, an Army official said. The militants opened fire on the security forces, triggering a gun battle, he added. Two IAF Garud personnel, who were part of the operation for training and experience purpose, were injured in the exchange of fire with the militants, the official said.

The injured personnel were evacuated to 92 Base Hospital here where they succumbed to injuries. They have been identified as Sergeant Milind Kishor and Corporal Nilesh Kumar. Two militants have been killed in the encounter, the official said adding the slain ultras belonged to Lashkar-e- Toiba (LeT). They have been identified as Ali alias Abu Maaz, a Pakistani militant, and Nasrullah Mir, a local militant.