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Kashmir: One soldier, one militant killed in ongoing encounter in Kupwara

Five soldiers were injured on Wednesday in an ongoing gunfight between militants and security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Reports have also said that one militant was killed in the encounter. According to Times Now, one soldier was also killed in the gunfight.

"Troops of 56 battalion of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) on Tuesday intercepted a group of heavily armed terrorists in Machil sector of the LoC," defence officials told IANS.

"Five RR soldiers have been injured. They were airlifted to an army base hospital in Srinagar," they added.

On Monday, a terrorist was killed after a gunfight with security forces, PTI had reported.

The terrorist, who was travelling on a bus, fired at security forces when the bus was stopped for checking.

A woman was killed in the incident and two other passengers were injured.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Jun 15, 2016 09:51 AM

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