A soldier was killed in an encounter with terrorists at Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district today. The encounter is going on. The gunfight broke out when soldiers, based on intelligence inputs, went to Karalgund in the district to look for terrorists hiding in the area.
Troops of 92 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force, 32 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group have cordoned off the area, and a search operation is underway.
Two days before the Batmaloo encounter, the security forces gunned down four militants after the forces received a tip-off about the holed up militants. The army started a cordon and search operation. A para commando of the Indian Army was also injured in the gunfight in the forests of Rafiabad in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.