A solider was killed and another injured in a militant attack near the Line of Control (LoC) at Keran sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday morning.“A stand-off attack was launched (by militants) on our link patrol ahead of the LoC fence in the Keran sector. Two soldiers suffered injuries. Own troops retaliated. The operation is in progress,” Army’s Srinagar- based Defence Ministry spokesperson Col. Rajesh Kalia said.Reports said a group of around five militants, “opened indiscriminate fire upon the Army’s party. “A group of infiltrators was intercepted near the Kacchal Post in Keran Sector adjacent to Chowkibal forests,” said an offcial.The injured soldiers were shifted to military hospital at Drugmulla for treatment, where one jawan died. “The operation is on in the area,” said the police officials.Hideout bustedIn a separate operation, Army busted a militant hideout in Bandipora. “One AK 47, two Chinese pistol, five Chinese grenades, binocular, telescope and two radio sets were seized,” said the Army.The police said it also foiled an attempt to loot the J&K Bank cash van in Shopian. “Suspected militants fired at the cash van at Chidipora area of Zainapora and tried to loot the money. The alert security guards foiled their attempt and the robbers fled from the spot,” said the police.