Kashmir: Soldier killed in gunfight at LoC

Srinagar: An Army trooper was killed in a gunfight near Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s  Kupwara district.

A senior Border Security Force (BSF) officer  told GNS that Army’s 1/3 GR and 100 battalion BSF who are manning the fence at 3 BEHAK forest area near Jumgund in Keran Sector intercepted heavily armed group of militants last night at around 12:30 am.

“ After being challenged the group of militants believed to be infiltrators in the area, opened fire resulted into an encounter” , he said.

Meanwhile official sources said that in the insuing gun fight an army trooper identified as Naik Arun Kumar Rai sustained serious bullet injuries and was immediately evacuated to military hospital in the frontier district.  However injured the Kumar latter succumbed to injuries, they said. The operation is on.