Handwara: Army jawan succumbs to injuries, encounter underway

Handwara: Army jawan succumbs to injuries, encounter underway

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-05-11 10:31 Srinagar: An Army jawan succumbed to his injuries after he slipped and fell into a deep gorge during the fierce encounter that is underway between militants and security forces in a Watsar forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. The jawan, who was critically injured after he fell into the gorge, was airlifted out to the Army hospital at the Badami Bagh Cantonment here for immediate treatment, where he breathed his last. The encounter began last night around 11:30 pm as security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in in Handwara area last night following information about the presence of militants in the area. The gunbattle raged when reports last came in. More details awaited. (ANI)