The death toll reached eight in the Kreeri gunfight as two soldier who were critically wounded during the operation succumbed on Tuesday, the army said.
In a statement, an army spokesman said that one more terrorist was killed in the gunfight today, taking the number of terroristskilled in the operation to three.
He said two soldiers who were wounded in the gunfight also succumbed. “An AK rifle and three pistols were recovered,” he said, adding that the joint operation is in progress.
Three security personnel, including a cop, were martyred on Monday morning after terrorists attacked a naka party of the police and the CRPF.
Security forces had chased the terrorists after the attack and killed two of them including Sajad Haider — a top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit in north Kashmir.
Another terrorist was killed on the second day of the operation, the officials said.