Srinagar, Apr 16: A soldier was killed in an encounter at Watnar, Kokernag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district Saturday, officials said.
An official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Kokernag.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, he said.
He said that during initial exchange of fire one solider of 19 RR identified as sepoy Neshan Singh received critical injuries who was shifted to hospital for treatment where he succumbed.
Meanwhile, officials told KNO that after initial exchange of fire no fresh contact has been established with the hiding militants.
More reinforcement has been rushed to the spot and cordon layers have been tightened in the whole area and search operation is underway in the area, they said—(KNO)