3 soldiers martyred in gunfight with militants

Srinagar: Three soldiers were martyred and a militant killed on Tuesday and eight others injured in a gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.

The incident took place when security forces launched a search operation in Parraypora village after receiving information about holed-up militants.

Eight people, including seven security men and one civilian, were injured during the gunfight in the village located in Hajin area.

The gunfight has ended, police said.

The slain militants identity is being established.

The three soldiers martyred in the gunfight belonged to the counter insurgence 13 Rashtriya Rifles.

The injured security men, including a Commanding Officer of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), six other security personnel and a civilian have been shifted to a hospital for treatment.(IANS)