Jawan killed in firing by militants

An Army jawan was killed when militants opened fire on a patrolling party of Rashtriya Rifles in the frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir.

Updated: Jul 10, 2013, 19:07 PM IST

Srinagar: An Army jawan was on Wednesday killed when militants opened fire on a patrolling party of Rashtriya Rifles in the frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir, an Army spokesman said.

Lance Naik Govind Singh of 31 Rashtriya Rifles succumbed at a hospital after being critically injured in firing by militants on the foot patrol in Warnav village in Lolab area, 100-km from here.

Security personnel had opened retaliatory firing upon coming under attack but the ultras managed to flee into the nearby forest.
A massive search operation has been launched to track down the militants, the spokesman added.

PTI