Srinagar: An army soldier was wounded during a pre-dawn gun battle in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. The militants managed to give slip to the security forces.
A senior security official said a cordon and a search operation was launched by a joint team of forces following an input about the presence of two militants in a house at Brayihard Kathpora village in Yaripora.
“As the joint forces were laying a cordon around the houses, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately and lobbed grenades leaving one soldier wounded,” an official said. “There was a brief exchange of fire. The terrorists took advantage of the darkness and managed to flee.” The injured soldier was evacuated to a medical facility.
This was the second operation in Kulgam in the last few days where militants managed to break the cordon. On Sunday, two militants escaped after a brief gunfight at Rampora area.
In July, three militants and security men each were killed in different incidents across Kashmir.