J-k: Militant Killed In Kupwara Encounter

A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, the Army said. “One militant has been killed in the ongoing encounter in the forest area of Kupwara district,” an Army official said.

Security forces had launched an operation in the Kandi forest area of Kupwara on Wednesday after a patrol of Army soldiers came under fire from militants, the official said. He said a gunbattle broke out between the two sides in which one soldier was critically injured. The jawan was rushed to an Army hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, the authorities on Thursday imposed curfew in a volatile north Kashmir town after a youth was reportedly killed in firing by security forces on Wednesday, a police officer said.

The restrictions were imposed in Trehgam and all schools and colleges shut in the border disrict of Kupwara to maintain law and order amid fear of street protests.  The authorities also suspended mobile Internet services in Baramulla and Kupwara as a precautionary measure. Read More

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