One militant killed; Soldier succumbs while four injured

Srinagar, June 15: Five soldiers were injured on Wednesday in an ongoing gunfight between militants and security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“Troops of 56 battalion of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) on Tuesday intercepted a group of heavily armed terrorists in Machil sector of the LoC,” defence officials told mediapersons.

Five RR soldiers were injured. They were airlifted to an army base hospital in Srinagar where one grievously injured soldier succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, one militant has been gunned down whereas the gunfight is still on.