Suspected militants killed three Indian soldiers during firing overnight near the heavily militarised border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, an Indian Army spokesman said on Monday.
Indian soldiers discovered their colleagues’ bodies on Monday morning during a search for militants in Hafruda forest, 140 kilometres northwest of India-held Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar.
“We had three fatalities. The soldiers came under fire during the night,” Indian army spokesman colonel NN Joshi said.
Joshi said an armed militant was also killed in a separate encounter in the nearby valley of Lolab overnight.
On Sunday two suspected militants, whom the army claimed belonged to the Jaish-i-Muhammad group, were killed during a gunbattle in Tral area south of Srinagar. A soldier was injured in the encounter.