Soldier killed in Kupwara operation

Srinagar: A soldier was killed on Wednesday during an ongoing security operation against militants in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. A senior police official said, "Lance naik Om Vir Singh of 21 Rashtriya Rifles was killed in Rajwar forest area in the ongoing operation." A gunfight had started in the densely forested area late Tuesday night. Reports from the area said firing had stopped, although search operation continued.