An army officer told that today afternoon the army soldiers of 4 PARA namely Sepoy Mukul Meena sustained serious bullet wounds in the gunfight at Sadu Ganga forest area of Kandi and was evacuated to military hospital Drugmulla where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.
Many more army man are said to have received injuries, however, their condition is said to be stable, he said.
The operation was launched in the area yesterday late in the afternoon after army’s 47 RR and the group of freedom fighters had a stand-off, the officer said.
He said that the freedom fighters group later managed to flee from the area, however, today in the afternoon was again intercepted with the help of additional reinforcements of army’s 4 PARA commandos.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar also confirmed the deaths of Indian army soldiers.
The officer further said that the operation in the area is ongoing with stiff resistance from the Kashmiri freedom fighters.