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.
“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.