JAMMU – Two army soldiers were killed in a gunfight along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Wednesday, officials said.
“Heavily-armed Pakistani infiltrators were intercepted in the Khari Thrayat forest when they were trying to sneak into India from Pakistani side of Kashmir,” they said.
“Two army soldiers killed during cordon and search operation in Nowshera sector. The operation is still in progress and further details are awaited,” Jammu-based Indian Army Public Relations Officer (PRO) Lt Col Devender Anand said in a statement.
The search operation was launched following information about the movement of suspected militants, the officials said.
The infiltrators opened fire on the troops and during a fierce gunfight, the two soldiers were killed, they said.
The officials said a massive operation is on in the area.