Militant killed in Kupwara gunfight

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Srinagar: An unknown militant on Monday was killed in an ongoing encounter that raged along the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier Kupwara district.

Army’s 57 & 41 RR noticed the movement of a group of militants at Safawali Gali along the LoC in the wee hours today, official sources told Kashmir Reader. On being challenged, the militants, they said opened fire upon the soldiers.

“In the retaliatory fire, an unidentified militant was killed,” official sources added.

Meanwhile, a local news gathering agency GNS quoting an army officer said that two soldiers were also injured in the ongoing gunfight.