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Army Jawan killed in firing by militants in Kashmir

A soldier was killed and another wounded when suspected militants fired upon an army patrol in South Kashmir today. Ashiq Hussain reports.

india Updated: Jul 07, 2012 18:56 IST
Ashiq Hussain

A soldier was killed and another wounded when suspected militants fired upon an army patrol in South Kashmir on Saturday.

The attack comes days after the offensive by security forces in the forests of Kupwara, the frontier district of North Kashmir near line of control, killing five foreign militants in the past one week.

Police and army said that militants fired upon a road opening party of army’s Rashtriya Rifles at Kadalbal Chowk in Pampore, 20 km from city centre Srinagar.

"Militants were hiding somewhere when they fired upon our men. One Jawan was killed and another injured. The injured army man is stable," said army spokesman, JS Brar.

The attack came three weeks after an Army man was killed in militant firing on a Rashtriya Rifles picket in the frontier district of Kupwara in June.

In the last one week in a joint operation of Army and the Jammu and Kashmir police resulted in the killing of five militants whom the army believed were foreigners.