Militant killed in Kupwara forest, body recovered

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Srinagar

A militant was killed in an ongoing operation at Kandi forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.

With the killing of a militant death toll in the gunfight has reached two including the para-commando who succumbed to injuries on Wednesday.

An army officer said that the militant has been killed in a fresh gunfight late last evening. “The body of the slain militant was recovered today morning along with an AK- 47 rifle and other ammunitions during the search operation in dense woods of Sadu Ganga in Kandi.

“Identification is being ascertained,” he said.

The officer further said that the operation in the area is still going on.

On Tuesday, an army commando of 3 PARA namely Sepoy Mukul Meena was killed while another soldier suffered injuries.

The operation was launched in the area on Tuesday late in the afternoon after army’s 47 RR and the group of militants had a stand-off, the army officer had said.

He had said that the militant group later managed to flee from the area, however, Wednesday in the afternoon was again intercepted with the help of additional reinforcements of army’s 3 PARA commandos.

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