Civilian killed during clashes in Kupwara

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 27 (ANI): A protester was killed in Jammu and Kahsmir's Panzgam area of Kupwara even as the army was engaged in an encounter with terrorists.

The protesters were demanding bodies of terrorists that were killed during Kupwara encounter.

Two terrorists were neutralized, while three army personnel lost their lives.

Around 4.40 a.m, the terrorists entered the Kupwara Army camp from the rear side of the firing range. They had also cut the fence and reached the officer complex area, sources said.

Meanwhile a search operation for the third terrorist is on and the army has assured to find him soon in Kupwara's Panzgam area.

"Search operation for the third terrorist is on. The identity of the terrorist is being ascertained, the material found points likely towards foreign terrorists," the army told ANI.

There are total nine units in the area and the camp includes artillery and infantry units. The area of the camp is around 600 and 400 meters.

The arms and ammunition recovered were, three AK 47, nine magazines, one Chinese pistol, hand grenades, mapping sheet, two GPRS equipment and one smart phone.

All three were wearing black 'pathan' suit and half combat jacket.

Seven army soldiers were injured, six are in Srinagar and one is being treated in Kupwara itself. According to reports one of them is in a critical condition.

The political fraternity has come together in condemning the attack and also paying their tributes to the slain soldiers. (ANI)