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The villagers near the Jammu International Border were asked to evacuate in lieu of infiltration attempts by terrorists [Representational Image]IANS

A jawan of the Indian Army was killed in an encounter with militants on Monday in Kupwara district of Kashmir. Firing between security forces and militants is still taking place in the region. 

According to an Army official, a search operation was being carried out in the forests near Petha village in Kupwara after they received information about presence of militants there, as reported by Press Trust of India.

"The operation is still in progress and further details are awaited," the army official said.