An Army commando made the supreme sacrifice on Wednesday during an encounter between the forces and terrorists at a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Another army Jawan also sustained injuries during the firing.
Army sources said commando identified as Sepoy Mukul Meena of 3 pata regiment, was martyred and another soldier injured during an ongoing encounter in Sadu Ganga forest area of Kupwara.
They said that an operation was launched in the forest area on Tuesday following information about a group of terrorists hiding there.
The gunfight is currently underway at Badi Behak and at areas of Kandi forest. More security forces have been rushed to spot and the area is being cordoned off.
(With inputs from agencies)