New Delhi: A militant and a soldier were killed on Wednesday in an ongoing encounter near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir’s Kupwara district.  Five other soldiers were also injured in the encounter.
“Troops of 56 battalion of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) on Tuesday intercepted a group of heavily armed terrorists in Machil sector of the LoC,” defence officials said.
“Five RR soldiers have been injured. They were airlifted to an army base hospital in Srinagar,” they added.Heavy exchange of gunfire between terrorists and security forces was reported in the Machil sector, near LOC in Kupwara district, J&K on Tuesday.
The encounter started after the army intercepted a group of militants near the Line of Control.