Army jawan killed in Kupwara gunfight

One soldier was killed and another injured in an ongoing anti-militancy operation in north Kashmir’s Kupwara.

An official spokesman said the Army jawan of 4 PARA, Sepoy Mukul Meena, sustained serious bullet wounds in a gunfight at Sadu Ganga forest area of Kandi. "The injured solider was evacuated to a military hospital in Drugmulla where doctors declared him brought dead," said the official.

The situation of another jawan is stated to be "stable", said the official. A group of militants, being chased since Tuesday afternoon, managed to flee towards Sadu Ganga forest and were intercepted on Wednesday afternoon again. "The operation is on," said the official.

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