Three militants have been killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Batote, Jammu and Kashmir’s on Saturday, September 28 according to an Army spokesperson.
“We have killed three terrorists in the gunfight, which has ended. One soldier was also killed in action,” Army spokesperson in Jammu region Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told news agency Press Trust of India.
The encounter occurred following a group of armed militants took refuge inside a civilian’s residence after they targeted a patrol earlier. Later, the house owner was rescued.
According to an Indian Express reported sources said, the militants were initially hiding near one of the quarters of the General Reserve Engineer Force personnel. As the Territorial Army patrol passed through the area this morning, the militants panicked and threw two or three hand grenades at them and opened fire from their rifles, thinking they were being cordoned off.