An Indian Army Major and another soldier were killed early on Thursday in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Police sources said militants ambushed an army patrol in Zaipora village.
Three soldiers including Major Kamlesh Pandey, Sepoy Tanzin and Sepoy Kripal Singh were injured in the attack.
“The injured were immediately airlifted to 92 base hospital in Badami Bagh cantonment area, where Major Pandey and Sepoy Tanzin later succumbed to their injuries,” the sources added.
The militants managed to escape after the attack, the sources said.