Militant, solider killed in operation near LoC

Srinagar: A militant and a solider were killed in the ongoing encounter with a group of terrorists intercepted by the Army near the LoC when they were trying to infiltrate from Pakistan-administrate Kashmir.

Five soldiers were injured in the operation that started yesterday and one of the jawans later succumbed to his injuries, an army official said today.

A militant was also killed in the operation which started when infiltrators were attempting to sneak in through Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir and were confronted by the army.

The operation is still going on in the area.