1 militant, 1 soldier killed in ongoing encounter in Kupwara

  • Abhishek Saha, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jun 15, 2016 17:35 IST

A militant and a soldier were killed on Wednesday in the ongoing gun battle at Machil sector in Kashmir's Kupwara district while four other soldiers have been injured. On Tuesday, five soldiers were injured when the army confronted a group of heavily armed militants near the Line of Control (LoC) as they were trying to infiltrate across the border.

An army spokesperson said a search operation was underway and one weapon and some "war-like" stores were recovered. Sources added that choppers were also used by the army for the purpose of locating the militants hiding in the dense forests.

Police said the body of the militant was not yet recovered from the site of the gun battle and an extensive search operation was on.

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