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One militant killed and two soldiers injured in Army firing at Kupwara

One militant has been eliminated and two soldiers wounded as the Army spotted a group of militants in a pre-dawn search near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara on Monday.

Initial reports suggest a joint party of the 10 JAKLI, Army’s 57 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and 41 RR observed the movement of a group of infiltrators and were challenged at Safawali Gali adjacent to Batpora forests in Kupwara.

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“One militant is killed so far. The body has been spotted and an AK-47 rifle recovered,” said a police official.

The operation is on in the area as the militants and the security personnel continue to exchange fire. Two soldiers were also injured, said the police.


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