4 militants killed, soldier injured in north Kashmir encounter
Jammu & Kashmir

4 militants killed, soldier injured in north Kashmir encounter

Srinagar, Aug 08: Four militants were killed and a soldier was injured in an encounter which ensued after troops launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the woods in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Lt Gen A K Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander, has complimented security forces for killing the militants in the forests of Hamam in Baramulla.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told UNI that following a tip-off about the presence of militants; Army, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Rafiabad, Sopore, Baramulla district of north Kashmir this morning.

He said the entire forest area of Rafiabad was sealed and a massive search operation was launched.

However, when the security forces were moving deep into forest, militants hiding there, opened fire in which a soldier was injured. (UNI)