Srinagar, Nov 9: Troops resumed Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where so far four soldiers, including an officer, and three militants were killed in the exchange of fire which ensued in the wee hours of Sunday.
Meanwhile, Chinar Corps paid rich tributes to –Captain Ashutosh Kumar, Hav Parveen Kumar and RFN Pyada Maheshwar—all from 18 Madras, who were killed during an encounter with militants in Machil sector, where a Border Security Force (BSF) constable also died on Sunday.
Defence sources said with the first light this morning troops resumed massive search operation in the dense woods in Machil sector. Troops from all sides have joined the operation but so far no contact has been established with the militants, they said adding only three militants were spotted when they entered this side in the wee hours on Sunday, taking the advantage of darkness.
They said despite difficult terrain coupled with below normal temperature, troops are searching the woods to make sure there is no more militant.