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Three Army personnel injured in grenade attack in J-K’s Shopian district

The Army exercised maximum restraint to avoid any damage to the civilians and students around, police added.

SNS | New Delhi |

Three Army soldiers were injured when unidentified militants attacked an Army patrol party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.

According to a police spokesman, militants lobbed a grenade at a group of Army personnel when they were busy opening the Good Will Public School in Ahagam area of Keegam village in Shopian this Friday morning. This was followed by firing on the Army personnel.

Three Army personnel sustained injuries in the incident and were subsequently evacuated to a hospital, a spokesman said. Condition of the injured soldiers is stated to be stable.

The Army exercised maximum restraint to avoid any damage to the civilians and students around, police added.

According to the spokesperson, a case has been registered by the police and searches to nab the militants have been initiated in the area.

Meanwhile, an unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in the forests of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

An Army official said security forces launched a search operation in the forest area of Trehgam in Kupwara following information about the presence of militants there.

He said one militant was killed in the exchange of firing between the two sides.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant was not known yet.

“The terrorist was killed in the encounter near Trehgam town at 5.30 am,” Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told IANS.

“It was a specific operation based on intelligence inputs and the operation is now over,” Kalia added.

 

(With input from agencies)