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Army jawan killed in battle with militants

Army jawan killed in battle with militants
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Army jawan killed in battle with militants, An Indian Army soldier was killed and another injured in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district of Jammua and Kashmir Saturday morning.

Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier was killed and another injured in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday morning.

The encounter between the security forces and militants in Kupwara is still going on. It is being reported that 4-5 militants are holed up in the area.
Army personnel taking position during an encounter with the militants at Baron Gali in Kalaro near the Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara on Saturday. (PTI)
"In an ongoing operation at Baron Gali, Kalaroos, contact with infiltrators was re-established during the night and in the exchange of fire one jawan was killed and another was injured," a defence spokesman said.

Pak border firings provocative: Jaitley
Terming as "serious and provocative" the continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and International Border, India on Saturday said it was "not very conducive" for the bilateral ties.

The remarks by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid ground rules for future talks, saying that "any meaningful bilateral dialogue necessarily requires an environment that is free from terrorism and violence".

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