Srinagar, July 11: An army personnel was killed and another was grievously injured in an encounter with the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Wednesday. The gunbattle between the security forces and the terrorists is still said to be underway in Handwara, said reports.
According to reports, the deceased soldier has been identified as Sepoy Mukul Meena of 3 Para Regiment.
"One personnel killed and 1 personnel was injured during the encounter. A search operation was launched last evening after we got information that some terrorists are present in that area. The area is cordoned and operation is underway," news agency ANI quoted AS Dinkar, SSP Kupwara, as saying.
Earlier today, a minor boy was killed and four others sustained injuries in a blast at south Kashmir's Shopian district.
On Tuesday, 50 persons were injured after security forces opened fire on the protesters at Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir. The clash took place near the encounter site where two terrorists were killed and a security personnel was injured.
On Monday, a terrorist was gunned down in an encounter with the security forces in Kupwara district. The encounter operation had started on Sunday night. The terrorist was killed in the forest area of Kupwara's Handwara.
On July 6, terrorists hurled a grenade at the residence of former National Conference (NC) leader Mohammad Ashraf Bhat's house in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
On June 29, three Army men were injured when terrorists attacked an Army patrol party in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.