Army man wounded in Tral shootout

An official said that there was an exchange of fire between militants and forces in Lam forest area today morning.

Khalid Gul
Pulwama, Publish Date: Apr 24 2018 10:03AM | Updated Date: Apr 24 2018 10:03AM
Army man wounded in Tral shootoutFile Photo

An army soldier was wounded in a brief exchange of fire with militants in Lam forest area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. 

An official said that there was an exchange of fire between militants and forces in Lam forest area today morning.

He said that a joint team of army’s 42 RR, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force launched a search operation in Lam forests.

The official said that militants hiding in the forest area fired upon the forces, resulting in a brief exchange of fire.

An army man, identified as Ajay Kumar of 42 RR, was injured in the shootout. He was shifted to 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar for treatment, said the official.

After firing on the forces, he said, the militants – believed to be three in number – fled from the spot.

“Search operation is going on in the area. The cordon has been tightened,” he said.

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