Soldier injured as militants, forces exchange fire during search operation in Hajin

Sources said that militants escaped from the site after exchanging fire.

SAJAD GUL
Hajin, Publish Date: Feb 22 2018 8:53AM | Updated Date: Feb 22 2018 9:14AM
Soldier injured as militants, forces exchange fire during search operation in HajinSoldier injured as militants, forces exchange fire during search operation in Hajin (File pic)

An army man was injured in Paribal area of Hajin in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday after militants opened fire on a search party.

An official said that 31 RR of Indian army, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation in Paribal area of Hajin early today after inputs about the presence of militants.

He said that militants hiding in the village opened fire after a search party approached them, leaving an army man Gobind Singh of 31 RR injured.

Sources said that militants escaped from the site after exchanging fire.

Meanwhile, people took to streets and staged protests in a bid to help the militants escape.


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