Soldier killed in Kupwara operation

Army-restrictions-imposed (File) Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Watsar forests in Handwara area

A soldier was killed on Wednesday during an ongoing security operation against militants in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

A senior police official told IANS, "Lance naik Om Vir Singh of 21 Rashtriya Rifles was killed in Rajwar forest area in the ongoing operation."

A gunfight had started in the densely forested area late Tuesday night.

Reports from the area said firing had stopped, although search operation continued.

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