4 Soldiers Injured In Ongoing Machhil Gunfight

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Srinagar: Four soldiers were injured in an ongoing gunfight at Machhil sector along LoC in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told news agency GNS that soldiers of 56 RR who were manning the Line of Control (LoC) intercepted a militant group believed to be infiltrators at Katwara forest area near Jet Gali in Machhil sector today in the morning.

After being challenged, the suspected militants opened fire on the forces triggering off an encounter, he said.

“Three soldiers sustained injuries and has been immediately airlifted to army’s 92 base hospital for treatment”, he said.

Among the four injured two has been identified as Sepoy Nikhil and Sepoy Lakashman Das. Das according to official sources is in critical conditions as he sustained bullet injuries in his chest.

Soon after the gunfight broke out, the additional reinforcement of para-troopers has been rushed to the area and joined the operation.

When reports last came in, the exchange of gunfight was going on.

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