J&K: Two militants, 2 Air Force Garud persons killed in encounter

Jammu and Kashmir Two Air Force officials 2 militants killed in encounter in Bandipora

He said, "The Air Force personnel were operating with the Army for operational experience and training". "The injured were evacuated to army hospital, where both the Garud commandos were declared brought dead", they said.

The deceased commandos have been identified as Neelesh Nayan and Milind Khabar.

The 2016 terror attack on the Pathankot Air Station is what ostensibly prompted the move to get these IAF commandos join Indian Army personnel in counter-insurgency operations in the conflict-ridden state. The slain militants belonged to LeT, said the officer.

The encounter occurred in the Hajin area of Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning.

Almost 150 militants, including top commanders Sabzar Bhat, Junaid Matoo, Ayoub Lelhari, Bashir Lashkari, Abu Dujana and Mehmood Gaznavi and Umer Khalid have been killed by the security forces this year, which is highest in the last eight years.


In the ensuing encounter, so far, two militants have been killed and their identity are being ascertained.

The militants opened firing on the security forces, triggering off a gun battle, the official said.

"As the forces were closing in around 5 am, the hiding militants fired upon them, resulting in the injuries to three personnel of Garud Commando Force. Ali was instrumental in a number of incidents in Hajin area, and also involved in the BSF jawan's killing", DGP Vaid told ANI.

Parrey was killed by gunmen on September 28. But before long they succumbed to death.

Four family members of Parray including his father, two brothers and aunt were injured in the militant attack.

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