Jawan Killed in Militant Firing

Srinagar: An Army jawan was on Wednesday killed when militants opened fire on a patrolling party of Rashtriya Rifles in the frontier district of Kupwara, an Army spokesman said. 

Lance Naik Govind Singh of 31 Rashtriya Rifles succumbed at a hospital after being critically injured in firing by militants on the foot patrol in Warnav village in Lolab area, 100-km from here. 

Security personnel had opened retaliatory firing upon coming under attack but the ultras managed to flee into the nearby forest.

A massive search operation has been launched to track down the militants, the spokesman added. 

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