Four suspected rebels and two Indian Army soldiers were killed in a gun battle in a village in India-held Kashmir (IHK) on Sunday, an army spokesman said.
The militants were hiding in a south Kashmir village when the army and police surrounded it, a police official said. In the ensuing fire fight four suspected militants and two soldiers were killed.
“Four terrorists were killed and four weapons were recovered from the encounter site,” Indian Army spokesman in Srinagar, Col Manish claimed.
“Two soldiers were also martyred and three injured during the encounter,” he added. The operation was ongoing, Col Manish said.
A civilian, the young son of the owner of the house in which the militants were hiding, was also killed, Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid told AFP.
Three suspected militants managed to escape, a superintendent of police, who declined to be identified, told AFP.