Army Officer Killed, Jawan Injured In Gunbattle

21 March 2009

Srinagar: An Army officer was killed and a soldier injured in an encounter with militants at Hafrada forest in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir tonight, official sources said. Acting on a specific information that militants are hiding in the forest area, Army troops, assisted by local police, launched a search operation triggering the gunbattle in which Major Mehak was killed and Havildar Rakesh Kumar injured, the sources said.