Soldier injured in a gunfight with militants

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, June 14: An army soldier was injured in a gunfight at Machhil sector along LoC in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.
A senior police officer told mediapersons that soldiers of 56 RR intercepted a militant group at Katwara forest area of Line of Control (LoC) 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.
In the initial exchange of gunfight, a soldier sustained injuries and has been immediately airlifted to army’s 92 base hospital for treatment.
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