Kupwara: The army said on Thursday that they killed a heavily-armed militant in Kandi area of Kupwara in an operation launched by army’s 47 RR, 4 Para and 3 Para regiments on Wednesday morning. An army commando had lost his life after being wounded in the gunfight with militants on Wednesday.
Army sources said that one militant was hit by a bullet on Wednesday but he managed to escape. They said that fresh contact with militants was established in the forests in Kandi area on Thursday morning after which a heavily-armed militant was killed. Local sources, however, said that the militant was killed on Wednesday itself, during the gunfight in which the army commando lost his life. They said that the army retrieved his body on Thursday morning.
Srinagar-based army spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia confirmed that a militant was killed in Kandi area of Kupwara who was heavily armed. He said the military operation is still continuing in the forested area.