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Soldier killed in gunbattle with militants in J-K’s Kupwara

A police officer said that the militants managed to escape and a search for them is on in the area.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2018 10:53 IST
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A soldier died after being injured during a gunbattle with militants in Kupwara on August 17, 2019. (Image used for representational purpose)(PTI File )

An army soldier was killed on Friday in a brief gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.

“Militants have managed to escape. Searches are on in the area,” a police officer said.

Following specific inputs, security forces laid a cordon around Kachlu village in Kralgund area. When the cordon was tightened, hiding militants opened fire triggering the encounter in which the soldier was injured.

He succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Aug 17, 2018 10:52 IST