Soldier injured in ongoing gunfight near Kashmir border

An army soldier was injured in an ongoing gunfight at Machhil sector along LoC in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told news agency GNS that soldiers of 56 RR who were manning the Line of Control (LoC) intercepted a militant group at Katwara forest area 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.

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

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