Army jawan killed in encounter with militants in Kupwara

An army jawan was on Wednesday killed in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 06, 2014, 16:42 PM IST

Srinagar: An army jawan was on Wednesday killed in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

"One army jawan was killed in an anti-militancy operation in Tangdhar sector today," an army spokesman said.

The spokesman said the firefight has stopped and search operations were on to track the militants.

He did not comment whether the militants were infiltrating into Kashmir Valley or going back to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.