Army soldier killed in Keran standoff with militants

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By Fast Kashmir on 22/11/2017.

Srinagar, Nov 22: An army soldier was killed in a brief standoff with militants near Line of Control in Keran sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir on Wednesday.

Official sources told news agency GNS that army soldiers of 9 SIKH Li were patrolling near Chunkan Post in Keran sector and they came under barrage of fire from militants at about 1:45 pm. The army men also retaliated and in the exchange of fire, one soldier Sandeep Singh of 9 Sikh LI sustained grievous injuries.

He was shifted to Military hospital Drugmulla where doctors declared him brought dead.

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Sources say there could be more injuries to the soldiers. Meanwhile, additional reinforcements of army’s Para troopers have been rushed to the firing spot and massive searches are underway. (GNS)