Army jawan killed while trying to foil infiltration bid in J&K

A jawan was killed on Wednesday in a gunbattle with militants as the army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu: A jawan was killed on Wednesday in a gunbattle with militants as the army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Lance Naik Govind Singh was injured in the firing and died while being rushed to hospital.

According to Defence spokesman S N Acharya, army personnel observed a suspicious movement (of militants) along the LoC in Krishnagati sector at around 3 PM and challenged them, after which the militants opened fire.

"A contact was established with terrorists and they opened fire. Lance Naik Govind Singh was critically injured due to gunshot and later died enroute to hospital," Acharya said.

The area has been cordoned off and operation was going on when the last reports came in, Acharya said. 

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