Soldier, militant killed as Army foils infiltration bid

Encounter

Jammu and Kashmir, Nov 22: Encounter between Security forces and terrorists underway in Keran sector of Kupwara district.

One Army jawan has lost his life and a militant was killed in the encounter

Defence Ministry sources said the incident took place near the Choken Post in Keran sector. “The operation against the militants is still going on,” an official said.

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said here: “An Army soldier was martyred and a terrorist killed in Keran sector of the LoC (Line of Control) where alert troops foiled an infiltration bid.

“Two soldiers sustained injuries in the operation. The infiltration attempt was made by terrorists near the Chaken Post on the LoC,” the official added.

The winding LoC separates Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Wefornews Bureau

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