2 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Kupwara gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants and two soldiers were killed in a gunfight in Nowgam area of Kupwara district on Friday night.
An army official said that soldiers challenged a group of four to five militants, triggering the gunfight.
“Two soldiers were killed and another got wounded,” said the official.
The dead soldiers were identified as Sepoy Babloo Chowhdary and Sepoy Vishal Kumar while the injured was identified as Naik Bijendra Singh.
In the gunfight, army also claimed to have killed two militants while foiling the infiltration bid.
“Two AK rifles, one UBGL recovered along with other warlike stores were recovered,” the official said.
Meanwhile, an army soldier committed suicide by shooting himself at Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources told a local news agency, GNS.
The trooper identified as Ravindra Singh of 57 RR shot himself with his service rifle inside the camp.
The reason behind taking such extreme step by the soldier was not immediately known but a probe has been initiated, GNS reported.