Srinagar: Three soldiers, who were injured during the ongoing encounter in Kandi forest area of Rajouri district, have succumbed to their injuries, taking the death count to five.
An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that three soldiers, who injured in the ongoing operation today morning, succumbed to their injuries at Command hospital Udhampur.
Earlier in the day, Army in a statement had stated that two soldiers were killed while three others including an officer have been injured after militants triggered an explosive during the anti-militancy operation in Kandi forest area.
With the death of three more soldiers, the toll has climbed to five in the ongoing operation in Rajouri.
Notably, encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Kandi forest area in Rajouri district today morning.
Following the fierce gunfight internet services were also suspended in the area as a precautionary measure—(KNO)