Army jawan killed in J&K encounter

One Indian Army jawan was killed in an encounter with militants in Handwara in north Kashmir.

Army jawan killed in J&K encounter

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.

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