Militant killed in Kupwara along LOC

Kupwara: An unidentified militant was killed in an ongoing operation near Safawali Gali along Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

An army officer based in north Kashmir said that the encounter broke out near Safawali Gali adjacent to Batpora forests after a joint search party of 10 JAKLI, 57 RR and 41 RR challenged the movement of a group of infiltrators during pre-dawn hours today.

The firefight continued intermittently till today morning, the officer said.

He said that a body of an unknown militant was recovered along with an AK rifle during searches.

Two soldiers injured were shifted to a hospital, he said.

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