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Soldier killed in encounter with militants in Kupwara

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A soldier was killed today in an encounter with militants in a forest area in district of

Security forces launched an operation in area of Kupwaraafter an Army patrol was fired upon by militants, an said.

He said a gunbattle broke out between the two sides in which one soldier was critically injured.

The jawan was evacuated to an army hospital where he succumbed to

The operation was in progress when last reports came in, he added.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 17:35 IST