SRINAGAR: The relentless operations of the Army following the detection of the infiltrating group of heavily armed militants across the Shamshabari Ridge in the Tut Mari Gali Sector resulted in the killing of three more militants bringing the death toll of the militants to six since the start of the operation.
The encounter between the Army and the group of infiltrating militants which commenced on the night of 1st December entered its third day today.
After the elimination of three militants on the first night itself, the operations were continued relentlessly in the extreme harsh conditions and high altitude terrain of the Shamshabari Ridge resulting in the elimination of three more militants on the second day. In the tough conditions of high altitude, snow and adverse weather, the army personnel braved all the odds to eliminate the militants.
During the operation one Junior Commissioned Officer, Sub Ajay Vardhan made the supreme sacrifice. The valiant martyr was the first to detect the movement of the militants and took immediate action by leading small team and initiating the initial contact with the militants. While closing in the JCO and his team came under intense fire from the militants but with utter disregard to his own safety the JCO charged up and eliminated the militants, in the process he came under a hail of bullets and was grievously wounded and succumbed to his injuries during evacuation. Six AK rifles, one pistol and a large quantity of warlike stores were recovered from the dead militants.
The Army is continuing the operation in the area to search out any militants who may be hiding or attempting to escape.
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