A soldier was killed in a gunfight with the militants in Kharpora Sirnoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, army said.
An army spokesman said that a soldier wounded in the gunfight earlier today has succumbed.
He said that three militants were killed in the gunfight that broke out after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area. “The operation is going on,” he said.
Six civilians were killed after the forces opened fire on protesters near the site of the gunfight.