Two militants, soldier killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

An encounter broke out on Friday between militants and security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 05, 2015, 07:17 AM IST
Two militants, soldier killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Two militants and a soldier were on Friday killed in an encounter between the ultras and security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, an Army official said.

Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Wadder Bala village of Handwara in Kupwara district following information about presence of two to three heavily-armed militants in the area, the official said.

He said two militants were killed in the exchange of firing between the two sides.

"One soldier was also martyred while another soldier was injured in the operation," the official said.