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Indian army commando killed in north Kashmir gunfight

Thursday, July 12, 2018

An Indian army commando was killed and another injured on Wednesday in a gunfight between hiding militants and Indian forces in a forested area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, Indian army officials said.

Army sources said commando identified as Sepoy Mukul Meena of 3 Para Regiment was killed and another soldier injured during an ongoing gunfight in Sadu Ganga forest area of Kupwara.

They said that an operation was launched in the forest area on Tuesday following information about a group of militants hiding there.

They said that the militant group later managed to flee from the area, however, it was again intercepted with the help of additional reinforcements of Army's 3 PARA commandos on Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar also confirmed the death of the Army soldier.

The officer further said that the operation in the area is ongoing.