Trooper injured in gunfight with militants near LoC

Srinagar: A trooper was injured in a brief gunfight with militants, who are suspected to be infiltrators, in Tanghdar sector near Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police officer said that the trooper was injured when a gunfight broke out between militants and militants at Lower Sultan Post at Tanghdar. “In the firing exchange, one soldier of 6 Gadwal army sustained injuries and he was removed to hospital,” he said.

The officer said that the following the gunfire exchange, a massive search operation in local dense forests was started by army to flush out the hiding militants and the operation is still underway. (GNS)