Three BSF personnel, including an officer, and a militant were killed on Monday in an operation in Machil sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir, officials said here.
Security forces launched the operation in Machil sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district following information about presence of militants in the area, an Army official said.
He said the slain BSF personnel were identified as sub inspector Mohinder Yadav, head constable C P Singh and constable Babu Shaan.The encounter is still under way.
Meanwhile, normal life in the Kashmir valley remained affected for the 31st consecutive day due to the curbs imposed by the authorities and the separatist sponsored strike. The separatist camp has extended the shutdown call in Kashmir till August 12.