Army jawan killed in encounter with militants in J&K

An army jawan was on Wednesday killed in a gunfight with militants in a forest area of Bandipora district, about 45 kms from here.

Srinagar: An army jawan was on Wednesday killed in a gunfight with militants in a forest area of Bandipora district, about 45 kms from here.

According to an army spokesman, the encounter broke out at around 4.45 PM after a joint team of army and police launched an anti-militancy operation in Buthoo forests after a tip-off about presence of militants there.

An army jawan was killed during the exchange of fire, he said.

The operation is still on, the spokesman said.

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