Srinagar: An Army soldier was injured during a predawn gunfight with militants in Kulgam district of South Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.
A top police officer said that the encounter ensued after a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon-and-search operation in Baryihard Kathpora area of the district. As the joint team moved towards the suspected target, the hiding militants opened fire which retaliated, triggering off the gunfight.
In the ensuing firefight, a soldier was injured and was evacuated to hospital, he said.
Subsequently, there was a lull and later it transpired that the militants managed to escape from the site, the officer added. (GNS)