Srinagar: A soldier was killed in a gunfight with militants along the Line of Control in Keran area of Kupwara district.
The deceased soldier has been identified as Sepoy Ramesh Chand Yadav of 21 Kumaon Regiment.
An army official said Yadav was airlifted to army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar for treatment but he succumbed to his injuries. He said the anti-militant operation was on.
Meanwhile, three policemen were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants in Chadoora area of Budgam district on Friday. Manzoor Ahmad, Shabir and Maroof were injured this morning in the grenade explosion near a taxi stand at Chadoora. They were rushed to a hospital with splinter injuries.