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Army colonel killed by militants in Kupwara

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 9:12 IST

One Commanding Officer (CO) was killed and four jawans were injured in an ongoing gun battle with the militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District on 17 November.

Colonel Santosh Mahadik of the 41 Rashtriya Rifles breathed his last at the base hospital after being critically injured in the encounter.

According to reports, the Army was on the hunt for at least eight militants since Friday.

Further details are awaited.

-ANI

First published: 17 November 2015, 7:41 IST
 
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