Srinagar: One Indian Army jawan was killed in an encounter with militants in Handwara in north Kashmir.
The jawan died when militants attacked a patrol party of 30 Rashtriya Rifles in the Waderbala forests.
The army unit had moved into the area, late last night, based on intelligence inputs about the presence of 5-6 Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in the area.
Using darkness to their advantage, the terrorists opened fired on the forces killing one jawan. They then fled the area.
A massive manhunt has been launched in the area by soldiers from 22 Rashtriya Rifles with assistance from the state police.