One soldier, and a suspected militant killed during gunfight in Kupwara

At least one soldier and a suspected militant were killed during a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday. The gunfight began after the Indian Army and the Border Security Force intercepted a group of alleged infiltrators along the Line of Control.

“Suspicious movement of unidentified persons detected by own patrolling party near LC fence at Machil Sector (in Kupwara district of north Kashmir) on night 7-8 November at 0100 hours,” the official handle of the Indian Army’s Chinar Corps unit tweeted. “Terrorists trying to infiltrate intercepted by own troops; contact established. One terrorist eliminated. One AK and two bags recovered. Joint Operation in progress.”

The soldier was identified as constable Sudip Sarkar, reported ANI, citing the Border Security Force.

Last week, two suspected militants were killed, while another surrendered before security forces during an overnight gunfight in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. On November 1, Hizbul Mujahideen’s new operations commander Saifullah was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Srinagar, the police said.



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