Army jawan killed in encounter with militants in Kupwara

An army jawan was killed Monday in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014, 20:43 PM IST

Srinagar: An army jawan was killed Monday in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

This is the third fatality suffered by the army in Kupwara district in the past 48 hours.

The gunbattle broke out in the forest area of Lolab in Kupwara after army launched an operation to track a group of militants, an army official said.

The encounter was going on till the last reports came in.

Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar was injured in the exchange of firing, he said adding the soldier later succumbed to injuries.

One army jawan was killed in an encounter with militants in Kalaroos area of the district yesterday while another jawan laid down his life in Keran sector a night earlier. Four militants were also killed in the Kalaroos operation.