Jammu- A soldier was injured, reported critically, in an encounter that broke out between militants and govt forces in Thanamandi area in Rajouri district on Thursday.
Official sources said that the encounter started in Kalas area of Thanamandi after a contact was established with militants by a joint searching party of army and police. In the ensuing gunfight, they said, one soldier was injured and was subsequently evacuated to hospital, reportedly in critical condition, reported news agency GNS.
Meanwhile the operation was continuing when this report was filed.
Army’s defence ministry spokesman based in Jammu said that details were awaited. He did not confirm or reject information as regards injury to the soldier.
Emerging story. More details awaited.
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