Srinagar: An army soldier was killed on Friday in a brief gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.
The slain jawan was identified as Ram Babu Sahai.
Following specific inputs, security forces laid a cordon around Kachlu village in Kralgund area. As the security forces were carrying out searches the militants opened fire on them resulting in injuries to one jawan, an official said.
Sahai was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital of the Army but he succumbed to injuries, the official added.