Trooper injured in accidental fire on LoC in Poonch

An Army man today got injured in an accidental fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. “A soldier namely Sepoy Sanjay Kumar of 15 Mahar this morning sustained a bullet injury when his official weapon accidentally went off near LoC in Mankote area,” police sources here said. They said that he was rushed to the hospital for treatment
On Thursday, two militants were killed  in an encounter with in Gurez sector in north Kashmir district of Bandipora.

Official sources said after noticing suspicious movement in Kundalwan forest in Gurez yesterday evening, security forces launched a search operation in the area.

They said contact was established with a group of militants in the woods this morning.

When asked to surrender, they said the militant fired at security forces with automatic weapons.

The security force also retaliated ensuing in an encounter, they said, adding two militants were so far killed in the exchange of fire.

The operation was still going on when the reports last came in, they added.

However, defence ministry spokesperson was available to confirm the killings.

A large number of militants are waiting across the Line of Control to sneak into this side before the infiltration routes are closed due to snowfall.

However, troops are already on high alert to foil any such infiltration attempt.

Security forces foiled a number of infiltration attempt and killed large number of militants near the LoC immediately after they sneak into this side.

Recently five militants were killed near the LoC in Machil sector on August 7 while a soldier died in a firing by Pakistani troops in Uri sector on August 16.

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