Srinagar, Sep 24: In Indian-admin Kashmir, a soldier was killed in an encounter with militants at Sona Pandi area of Machil sector, reports a local news agency, GNS.
Reports said army launched a massive operation yesterday morning following an infiltration attempt by a group of about five militants. A militant was killed in the encounter.
During today’s gun fight, a soldier was killed and the exchange of firing was still going on in the area.
Meanwhile, a senior doctor from Kupwara district hospital wishing anonymity said, “We have received an unidentified person late afternoon. The age of the slain is nearly 60 years and he has received two bullets on his head and abdomen,” the doctor said.
Later, Police authorities handed over the body to the local Auqaf committee in Kalaroos. The locals late in the evening buried the slain ‘militant’ in the “Shaheed” graveyard.