Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between militants and security forces in Bandipora; army commando injured
An army commando was on Thursday injured in a gunfight with militants, who managed to escape, in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar: An army commando was on Thursday injured in a gunfight with militants, who managed to escape, in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.
Security forces launched a counter-insurgency operation in the Hajin area of Bandipora on Thursday morning following information about the presence of four militants there, the sources.
As the troops were laying a cordon in the area, the militants opened indiscriminate fire at them and fled the spot.
One army commando of 31 Rashtriya Rifles was injured in the firing, the sources said.
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The encounter had started late on Sunday night as the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following information about the presence of at least three militants