J&K: Army officer killed in brief encounter with militants in Budgam
An Army soldier was killed in a brief encounter with militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"The JCO was killed in a brief encounter with terrorists in Khag area of Budgam today," an Army official said.
The slain soldier has been identified as Subedar Raj Kumar.
The army team was returning from night patrol when they came under fire, according to an army statement.
This was the second death of an army man in two days.
An army soldier shot himself dead with his service rifle in Pahalgam area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Sunday.