Two Indian Army soldiers have been killed in an encounter with heavily-armed mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajuri sector

Two Indian Army soldiers have been killed in an encounter with heavily-armed mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector.

Two Army soldiers have been killed in a gunbattle with heavily-armed mujahideen along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

Indian Officials said the mujahideen were intercepted in the Khari Thrayat forest as they attempted to sneak into India from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

“Two army soldiers killed during cordon and search operation in Nowshera sector. The operation is still in progress and further details are awaited,” the Army said.

The search operation was launched following information about the movement of suspected mujahideen , the officials said.

The infiltrators opened fire on the troops and during a fierce gunfight, the two soldiers were killed, they said.

The officials said a massive operation is on in the area.

160 mujahideen were martyred, and 102 arrested, in Jammu and Kashmir last year.

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