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2 officers among 12-16 Indian Soliders killed in Gurez gun battle: LeT

‘Complete details of battle assessment to be released later’

Srinagar: : Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Tuesday said that earlier today a fierce battle took place at Gurez between a handful of our mujahideen and thousands of Indian Army troops. But such is the fear that Allah swt has put into hearts of disbelievers that the Indian Army in-spite of massive numerical superiority resorted to the use Heavy weaponry, Artillery Bombardment and support from Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV’s) against a handful of our Mujahideen, despite all this our Mujahideen inflicted heavy casualties on the Indian Army.

In an emailed statement issued to media, LeT Spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghazanvi said that the Indian Army itself has accepted that an Officer of the rank of Major and 3 soldiers were killed, however our Post Battle Assessment reports suggest that 12-16 Indian troops including 2 ranking Officers were killed during the face off.

He said that the Indian Army quickly retreated to its safe zones and resorted to use of heavy weaponry and artillery bombardment from the safety of its bases. The massive bombardment was ineffective, as is usually the case. The complete details of the Battle Assessment Report will be released later.

Rank of Major among Four Indian soldiers, two Kashmiri freedom fighter killed in ongoing Gurez Encounter

Bodies of the freedom fighters are yet to be located and retrieved

Srinagar: Four army soldiers including an Indian Major and two militants were killed in an ongoing operation at Gurez sector of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday morning.

An army officer told media that soldiers of 36 RR intercepted a group of Kashmiris freedom fighters near Bakhtor area of Gurez along Line of Control.

As such the forces challenged the movement of Kashmiri freedom fighters, they opened fire triggering off a gunfight, the Indian officer said.

In ensuing gunfight, four army soldiers including an officer of Major Rank and two freedom fighters  were killed so far in the ongoing operation, the officer said.

He identified the deceased soldiers as Major KP Rane, Hav Jamie Singh, Hav Vikramjeet, Rfn Mandeep.

The officer however said that the bodies of the freedom fighters are yet to be located and retrieved.

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