A soldier was killed and another injured when militants opened fired at an Army patrol along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara’s Keran sector Thursday morning. “Stand-off attack was made by terrorists on the patrol ahead of the LoC fence in Keran sector,” Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said. “The troops retaliated and two soldiers suffered injuries,” he said.
“The injured soldiers were rushed to the base hospital in Dargmulla Kupwara. Later they were airlifted to Srinagar,” said a source. “One of them succumbed at 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar”. Soon after the firing, the Army launched an operation to track the militants. “The operation is in progress,” the defence spokesperson said.