4 soldiers, 1 militant killed in Kashmir gun battles


At least four soldiers and one militant were killed on Monday as two gunbattles raged in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district,  encounter still going on.

“Four soldiers were killed in an ongoing encounter with militants in Hafruda forests of Kupwara district near the Line of Control (LoC) today (Monday),” a senior police officer. “Earlier today (Monday), one militant was killed in Darpora village of Kupwara.”

Both the gunfights took place in two different areas of Kupwara district.

“The group of militants engaged in an encounter near the LoC had infiltrated into the Kashmir Valley recently,” the officer added.