Army foils infiltration bid in Uri, militant, jawan killed

Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing one militant, but one jawan also died in the operation.

Srinagar: Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing one militant, but one jawan also died in the operation.

The encounter began this morning near the Line of Control in Bonyar area in Baramulla district after the army launched an operation following inputs about the presence of three to four militants in the area, an army official said.

He said as the army zeroed in on the hiding militants, they fired upon the forces and in the ensuing gun battle, one militant was killed.

One jawan was also killed while another sustained minor injuries, the official said.

The operation is still in progress, he added. 

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