Captain Ashutosh Kumar lost his lives with 2 other soldiers & 1 BSF personnel at Macchil, Kupwara along LoC today. Op Machil. General Area Machil Sector in Kupwara district. At about 0100h BSF patrol noticed suspicious movement near the Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) (LoC Fence), about 3.5 KM from the LoC. A firefight ensued in which one terrorist was killed. A BSF soldier was Killed in action( KIA). Firefight stopped at 0400h. More troops were rushed to the area. The terrorist movement was tracked by surveillance devices. Contact was re-established at 1020h when the heavy fire was drawn by own search parties approximately 1.5 km from the LoC. In the ensuing firefight, two more terrorists were killed. Own troops suffered three KIA and two injured. Injured soldiers have been evacuated. Ops in progress.
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