The CO (Commanding officer) of 41 RR, Colonel Santosh Mahadik was injured when a search party he was leading came under fire from militants in the forests of Haji Naka along the Line of Control.
The searches being carried out were a part of an operation that started on November 13 to flush out suspected Lashkar terrorists hiding in the dense forests.
As per reports, the militants had run to the security of the forests and the security forces continued to chase them leading to a fresh encounter.
Meanwhile, a police official of the Special Operations group in Jammu and Kashmir police was injured in the operation. The official was identified as Majloon Ahmad.