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Terrorists kill army jawan, mutilate his body

bsf-loc-kashmir-afp (File) A BSF soldier at the Line of Control in Kashmir | AFP

An army jawan was today killed in an encounter with terrorists who later mutilated his body near the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir.

One militant was also killed in the gunbattle, army said here tonight.

"In an encounter close to the Line of Control this evening, one solider was martyred and one terrorist was killed. The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan Army," an army spokesman said.

He said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan.

"The incident will be responded to appropriately," he added.

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