Militant killed, two soldiers injured in encounter
Srinagar: Two soldiers were injured in an encounter with militants in forests of Kupwara in north Kashmir on Monday, the Army said.
The encounter broke out in the forests of Kupwara district last night.
Two soldiers were injured in the gunbattle and have been evacuated for medical attention, an Army official said.
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. The firefight continued intermittently till today morning, the officer said.
He said that during a search operation, a body of an unknown militant has been recovered along with an AK rifle.
The operation in the area is ongoing, he added.