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1 Soldier, 1 militant killed in Kupwara encounter

A massive operation to hunt down the rest of the militants holed-up in the area is currently underway
File Pix : Security forces in operation against militants

One soldier was killed and four other have been injured in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district near the Line of Control (LoC). A militant was also killed by army in the encounter that is still continuing .

According to media reports, the encounter began on Tuesday afternoon when soldiers of 56 Rashtriya Rifles patrolling the LoC intercepted a group of militants attempting to infiltrate the border in Machil sector.

“Troops of 56 battalion of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) on Tuesday intercepted a group of heavily armed terrorists in Machil sector of the LoC. Five RR soldiers have been injured. They were airlifted to an army base hospital in Srinagar. One of the soldiers later succumbed to his injuries,” an army official said.

A massive operation to  nab the rest of the militants holed-up in the area is currently underway.

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