According to sources, terrorists opened fire at a party of the 53rd Battalion of Rashtriya Rifles — dedicated unit of the Indian Army — was on combing operation at Drang Village in Badgam district.
A senior Army officer not willing to be named said that the killed army personnel was a junior commission officer.
Jammu and Kashmir: A party of the 53 RR was fired upon in the Drang Village of Badgam by terrorists, one soldier lost his life in crossfire
A senior police officer of Jammu and Kashmir said, “The RR party was in combing operation in the area when the terrorists opened fire at the team.”
Combing operations was launched in the area after intelligence alerted presence of terrorists in Badgam region.
The army officer suffered fatal bullet injuries in the cross firing and later succumbed to his injuries.
In an another incident, terrorists have attacked security forces at Baramulla’s Ladoora.
Sources said, security forces have cordoned the area and a massive manhunt has been launched to nab the terrorists.