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Army jawan killed in encounter near LoC

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Srinagar: An army jawan was on Friday killed in an exchange of fire with militants near Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said here.

Some militants fired upon an ambush party of the army’s 21 Kumaon Regiment in Keran sector during which?Sepoy Ramesh Chand Yadav received bullet injuries on both legs, a police official said.

He said Yadav was airlifted to army’s 92 base hospital here for treatment, but the doctors declared him brought dead.

—PTI

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