Soldier Injured In South Kashmir Gunfight, Militants Flee

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Srinagar- An Army soldier was injured during predawn encounter with militants in Yaripora area of Kulgam district of South Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.

An official said that government forces launched search operation in Brayihard Kathpora village of Yaripora after receiving information about the presence of militants there.

“As the searches were on, militants who had taken shelter in a nearby area came out firing guns and lobbed grenade,” he said.

He said that the exchange of fire continued for few minutes after which the guns fell silent.

The official, according to news agency KNO, said that government forces launched searches for hours to trace the militants, but they couldn’t find anyone and the operation was finally called off.

He also said that an army soldier received injuries during the initial exchange of firing.

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