Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Hajin Gunfight: One IAF GARUD killed

Hajin Gunfight: One IAF GARUD killed

Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid described it a major success and said Hajin was a hard area.

As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the security forces, triggering a gunbattle in which one IAF Garud soldier was killed, while five terrorists were also neutralised, he said. All the slain militants, including top commander Mahmood Bhai are Pakistani. A Garud commando of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was also martyred in the encounter, said a defence spokesperson.

Gunfight erupted in Chandergeer, Jamia Mohalla area of Hajin town in northern part of Kashmir's Bandipora district, reports said.

"So far five militants have been killed in the operation", he said, adding that searches in the area is still going on.

On Thursday, security forces had launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Garoora village of Bandipora, following a tip-off about the presence of militants, news agency UNI had reported.

On November 14, one terrorist was killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

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