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Terrorists mutilate body of Indian soldier; ‘will give appropriate response’, says Army

Terrorists mutilate body of Indian soldier; ‘will give appropriate response’, says Army

Srinagar: An Army jawan was killed on Friday in an encounter with terrorists who later mutilated his body near the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir.

One militant was also killed in the gunbattle, Army said here on Friday night.

“In an encounter close to the Line of Control this evening, one solider was martyred and one terrorist was killed. The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan Army,” an Army spokesman said.

He said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan.

“The incident will be responded to appropriately,” he added.

“We lost three BSF jawans and two were injured in the past one week but we have retaliated strongly, killing at least 15 Pakistani Rangers,” BSF additional director general Arun Kumar said while talking to media persons.