Army Commando Killed In Gun Battle With Militants in Kupwara

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SRINAGAR — An army commando was killed and another injured on Wednesday in a gunfight between hiding militants and government forces in a forested area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, 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, today in the afternoon was again intercepted with the help of additional reinforcements of army’s 3 PARA commandos.

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.

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