Army Soldier killed in Keran gunfight

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Army Soldier killed in Keran gunfight

Srinagar, May 6 (GNS): An army soldier was killed after army claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid near Line of Control (LoC) in Keran  sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.

Official sources told GNS that Army’s 21 KAMAW guarding the Gujer Dori area near LoC in the sector detected some suspicious movement during wee hours on today. When the forces challenged the infiltrators, they started firing ensuing fierce gunbattle in which an army soldier, Sepoy Ramesh Chand Yadav.

Srinagar based defence ministry official, while confirming the incident  said that an army jawan sustained serious bullet injuries in a gunfight with infiltrators in near LoC while foiling an infiltration bid. The gunfight triggered after the alert men noticed suspicious movement and challenged the group of infiltrators trying to sneak inside, the official said.

The injured soldier was immediately airlifted to army’s 92 base hospital for treatment, however, he succumnbed to injuries, the official said.

The search operation in the area is still going on. (GNS)