Hajin: Soldier injured, militants escape

An army soldier sustained injuries in a brief gunfight with militants at Hajin in Bandipora on Thursday.
Hajin: Soldier injured, militants escape
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An army soldier sustained injuries in a brief gunfight with militants at Hajin in Bandipora on Thursday.    

A police official said, "On a tip-off, the soldiers of 13-RR and personnel of Special Operations Group of J&K Police launched a cordon and search operation in Paribal area of Hajin this morning." 

"As the cordon was being laid, the militants present there opened fire on the search party. The fire was retaliated triggering a gun battle. In exchange of fire a soldier sustained injuries," the official said, adding that the "militants escaped from the cordon site."

He identified the injured soldier as Gobind Singh of 13 Para of Hajin camp. 

A source said that youth pelted government forces with stones to help the militants escape. 

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