An encounter between suspected militants and forces started in Kupwara Monday morning resulting in the killing of an army man initially. The encounter was going on when the reports last came in.
Sources said that the army man was killed at Petha village of the Kupwara district.
They added that forces had launched a search operation in the forests near the village following information about presence of militants there. “The militants fired upon forces resulting in serious injuries to an army man who immediately succumbed to his injuries,” they said.
The operation was in progress when the reports last came in.