Soldier killed by militants on LoC in Kashmir

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A soldier was killed on Monday along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district when the army battled guerrillas who tried to sneak in from Pakistan.

Defence ministry sources told reporters that a group of heavily armed terrorists tried to breach the Line of Control (LoC) to sneak into India in Keran sector, triggering a fierce battle.

"A soldier has been martyred in the ongoing operation," an official said. "The infiltration bid has been foiled."

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