Militant, soldier killed in Keran

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Kupwara, A militant and a soldier were killed, and two other soldiers injured, in a gunfight in Keran area of Kupwara district, a defence spokesman said.

“An infiltration bid was foiled along the Line of Control in Keran, Kupwara. A soldier and a militant were killed while as two soldiers were injured in the exchange of fire,” defence spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia told KNS.

The gunfight occurred early in the morning.

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A source in the army said the soldiers noticed suspicious movement in Keran in the morning.

“As the militants came closer to soldiers, they were challenged. However, the militants opened fire and in the ensuing gun-battle a soldier was hit with a few bullets. He was evacuated for the treatment but succumbed later,” the source said.

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