Militant, Soldier Killed In Keran Sector

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Srinagar—The ArmyWednesday foiled an infiltration bid by militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing a militant in the process.

One soldier also died while two others were injured in the encounter.

Srinagar-based Defence PRO, Col Rajesh Kalia said troops guarding the LoC noticed a group of militants sneaking into this side from Pakistan-controlled- Kashmir (PcK) in Keran sector this morning under the cover of darkness.

“When challenged and asked to surrender, the militants opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons, he said.

A search operation is going on in the area, he added.

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