Three soldiers, one militant killed in Kashmir gunbattles

Srinagar: At least three soldiers and one militant were killed on Monday as two gunbattles raged in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“Three soldiers were killed in an ongoing encounter with militants in Hafruda forests of Kupwara district near the Line of Control (LoC) today (Monday),” a senior police officer told IANS here.

“Earlier today (Monday), one militant was killed in Darpora village of Kupwara.”

Both the gunfights took place in two different areas of Kupwara district.

“It is being confirmed whether the group of militants engaged in an encounter near the LoC had infiltrated into the Kashmir Valley yesterday (Sunday) or earlier,” the officer added.