Indian Army officer injured in encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in north Kashmir following specific inputs, police said
Srinagar: An Indian Army officer was injured in an encounter with militants in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Yedipora in Pattan area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir following specific information about the presence of militants, a police officer said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated.
In the initial exchange of firing, an Indian Army officer has sustained injuries, the officer said, adding the injured was taken to 92 Base Hospital for treatment.
The exchange of firing is going on and additional forces have been rushed to the area, the officer said.
Further details are awaited, he said.
The decision has been taken in view of the aspirations and feelings of the people and the great contribution of the Maharaja, said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha
The SIA team reached a Bunglow in the area, early Wednesday morning. While the search for information is on inside, there is huge security at the gates
A team of the State Investigation Agency's (SIA) Jammu-wing raided the houses of Ramzan and Dubai-based Abu Baker in Kulgam and the Bhatindi area of Jammu city, respectively, the officials said