Kashmir: Army Major among three troopers injured in fresh encounter at Shopian

Three army men including an officer were injured in a fresh gunfight with insurgents at Imam Sahab area of Shopian in south Kashmir.

A police officer told news agency GNS that a joint team of Army’s 62 RR, SOG and CRPF today late in the night at around 2:30 am launched a cordon-and-search operation at village Matribugh, Zoipora in the southern district following a tip off about the presence of some insurgents.

As such the joint team of forces intensified the combing operation, the insurgents hiding in the area opened fire triggering off an encounter, the officer said.

In the initial gunfight, an army Major along with two troopers sustained bullet injuries, he said.

All the injured troopers have been evacuated and airlifted to military’s 92 base hospital Srinagar for treatment.

“Two to three insurgents are reportedly hiding in the area”, the officer said.

When reports last came in, the exchange of firing was going on.


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