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Three BSF personnel martyred, one militant killed in operation near LoC

India TV News Desk Srinagar 08 Aug 2016, 15:23:15 PM IST
India TV News Desk

A militant was killed while three personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) were martyred in an encounter operation in Macchil sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir today. 

Security forces launched the operation in Macchil sector in north Kashmir's Kupwara district following information about presence of militants in the area, an Army official said. 

One militant and two BSF jawans, including one officer were killed while five other security force personnel were injured in the initial firefight between the two sides, the official said. 

Among the injured personnel -- three BSF jawans and two Army soldiers -- the condition of one BSF jawan was critical. 

The injured BSF jawan later succumbed to injuries, a police official said. 

He said the slain BSF personnel were identified as sub Inspector Mohinder Yadav, Head Constable C P Singh and Constable Babu Shaan. 

The operation was in progress when reports last came in, he added.