Colonel, commander among five security personnel martyred in an encounter with terrorists in northern Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A colonel and a commander were among the five staff members martyred in an encounter in a village in the Kashmir area, officials said Sunday.

Two also died in the encounter in the Chanjmulla area of ​​Handwara, which is part of the north, they said.

Officers were leading a team to rescue civilians who had been taken hostage by terrorists, officials said.