SRINAGAR: An Indian Army officer and at least two soldiers were killed in a fierce gunfight that has been taking place in Machil Sector, Kupwara, in the Occupied Ksahmir.
Reports gathered by the Regional Telegraph revealed that earlier, one BSF trooper, identified as Sudip Sarkar, was killed and several other injured in the battle with freedom fighters in Machil Sector.
Minutes later, Indian Army issues statement confirming the killings. The statement reads: “Op Machil. General Area Machil Sector in Kupwara district. At about 0100h BSF patrol noticed suspicious movement near the Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) (LoC Fence), about 3.5 KM from the LoC. Firefight ensued in which one terrorist was killed. A BSF soldier was Killed in action( KIA). Firefight stopped at 0400h. More troops were rushed to the area. Terrorists movement was tracked by surveillance devices. Contact was re-established at 1020h when heavy fire was drawn by own search parties approximately 1.5 km from the LoC. In the ensuing firefight two more terrorists were killed. Own troops suffered three KIA and two injured. Injured soldiers have been evacuated. Ops in progress. Details follow.”
Hours later, Indian Army identified its slain soldiers as 1-: Captain Ishtosh Kumar 2- Constable Sadeep Sarkar 3- Naik Praveen 4-: Raada Mahshwar.