Militant killed, 2 army men hurt in Kupwara gunfight

A militant was killed and two army men injured in gunfight near Safawali Gali along Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday.
Police sources said the encounter broke out near Safawali Gali adjacent to Batpora forests after a joint search party of 10 JAKLI, 57 RR and 41 RR challenged the movement of a group of infiltrators during pre-dawn hours today.
“The firefight continued intermittently till the morning,” they said.
Sources said a militant was killed during the operation.
However, his body could not be retrieved so far.
Sources said two army men identified as Riflemen Adil Hussain and Tawseef Ahmad of 10 JAKLI received injuries in the encounter.
They were evacuated to military hospital for treatment. The doctors attending on the duo have termed their condition as stable.
Defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said the operation in the area is underway.