A soldier was killed in an encounter with infiltrators early morning on Saturday in Kupwara district, the army said.
The infiltration bid was foiled, but search operations in the area are on, the official said.
The official added that on the intervening night of July 22 and 23, infiltrators were intercepted by the troops. A gunfight erupted, forcing the “infiltrators to flee back”.
“In the ensuing fire-fight one soldier sustained a gunshot wound, to which he unfortunately succumbed later,” the official said.