An army commando was killed and another injured in an ongoing gunfight in Kandi forest area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.
An army officer told GNS that today afternoon the army soldier of 3 PARA namely Sepoy Mukul Meena sustained serious bullet wounds in the gunfight at Sadu Ganga forest area of Kandi and was evacuated to military hospital Drugmulla where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
One more army man is said to have received injuries, however, his condition is said to be stable, he said.
The operation was launched in the area yesterday late in the afternoon after army’s 47 RR and the group of militants had a stand-off, the officer said.
He 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 4 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.
#UPDATE: Exchange of fire between security forces & terrorists underway in Kupwara's Badi Behak and Sangal areas; More forces rushed to spot.
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