Militant killed near LoC

Srinagar, June 7  A militant was killed during an ongoing operation near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.

The operation took place in Machil sector of the LoC, said a police officer here.

The operation ensued after personnel of the counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles started an operation in Sardari Nad forests near the LoC on information about presence of militants there.

“Hiding militants opened fire at the surrounding troops triggering a gunfight in which one militant has been killed,” said the officer, adding that the operation was still on in the densely forested area.

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