Army soldier injured in brief Kupwara gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 23: An army soldier was injured in a brief gunfight in Kupwara forests of north Kashmir late last night.

Reports reaching GNS said that army’s 47 RR ambush party and a group of militants had a stand off at Babar Nad forests of Wagbhal on Wednesday late night.

An army officer also confirmed the incident and said that in the incident, a soldier Gursay Singh suffered bullet injuries and was taken to military hospital Drugmulla for treatment.

The officer said that the condition of the injured soldier is stated to be stable.

Meanwhile, reports said that additional reinforcement of army and SOG reached the site and launched searches to trace out the fleeing militant group.

When reports last came in, the search operation in the woods was going on. (GNS)

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