5 soldiers martyred, 5 terrorists also killed in encounter : Jammu

Jammu: In a fierce encounter between army and militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir five army personnel were killed. Five terrorists were also reportedly killed in the encounter. The authorities have given information in this regard on Sunday night. The soldiers were killed in this encounter near the Line of Control (LOC) were martyrs Subedar Sanjeev Kumar, Para Trooper Bal Krishna (Himachal Pradesh), Havildar Devendra Singh,  Para Trooper Amit Kumar (Uttarakhand) and Chhatrapal Singh of Rajasthan. According to the information, during the encounter, an army soldier was killed on the spot. While four soldiers were badly injured and were taken to the hospital. However, four jawans later succumbed to injuries during treatment late in the night.