Jawan killed, Major injured in militants’ ambush

By News Agency of Kashmir

Jammu :  An army personal was killed and a Major injured when militants ambush a patrol party near the Line of Control in Darhal sector of district Rajouri, while another jawan died due to lightening, late last night.

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Reports reaching here revealed that militants ambushed a patrol party of 38 Rashtriya Rifles near Topa post in Darhal sector, late last night. Militants whose number could not be ascertained resorted to indiscriminate firing on the troops leading to an encounter.

Official sources told News Agency of Kashmir that Major, who was leading the patrol party, and a jawan were injured in the shoot out. The troops retaliated but militants managed to escape from the spot.

It was learned that the jawan, identified as Bharat Singh, later succumbed to his injuries, while the Major, identified as Jones Scabin, was airlifted to Core Hospital for treatment. His condition was sated to be critical.

Meanwhile, sources said a jawan died due to lightening at Bhawani sector of Rajouri district.

Identified as OP Bhau, the jawan was hit by lightening leading to his on the spot death.