J&K: 2 soldiers martyred in Bandipora; encounter underway

Srinagar: Two soldiers were killed in a fierce encounter in north Kashmir's Bandipore district, police said, adding that at least two terrorists were shot dead by the security forces.

According to ANI, the two soldiers who lost their lives were from Indian Air Force's Garuda Force and were with Army for operational training.

CRPF officer Shambhu Kumar told ANI that the terrorists killed were from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

2 LeT terrorists killed & 2 security personnel martyred too. Operation is underway: Shambhu Kumar, CRPF Officer pic.twitter.com/0lAvPxQ7WZ

— ANI (@ANI) October 11, 2017

The gun battle broke out after the terrorists attacked the soldiers during an anti-terrorism operation early on Wednesday morning at Hajin in Bandipore district.

According to earlier reports, three security personnel had sustained injuries.

The encounter between is underway.

Further details are awaited.

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