Soldier died as Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara district of North Kashmir


Kashmir: The incident happened on Saturday when an Army jawan were killed in a gunfight at the Kupwara district of north Kashmir. The attack took place while stopping an infiltration attempt. 

Defence sources said that, “Militants attempted to infiltrate in Kupwara sector and they were intercepted by troops during small hours of Saturday.” 

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“As they were challenged, they fired which led to an exchange fire and forced the infiltrators to flee. In the ensuing fire fight, one soldier sustained a gunshot wound to which he unfortunately succumbed later,” they said. 

The deceased have not been identified yet.  

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Just after the incident, a Search operation continued in the area, Sources said.