Shopian: One army personnel has been killed and three others have suffered injuries in a gunfight with militants in Nadigam village of Shopian district in southern Kashmir Tuesday morning.
Reports said the gunfight erupted after government forces launched a search operation in the village following inputs about the presence of militants in the village.
As the forces zeroed in at the spot where militants were suspected to be hiding, the militants fired at the forces triggering a gunfight, reports added.
During the initial exchange of fire, sources said, a 23 Para soldier was killed and three others were injured.
More detailed awaited.