An army man was injured in a militant attack at Seer area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Official sources said that a group of suspected militants opened fire upon the Army’s 42 RR patrolling party at Seer Jagier area of Tral.
They said the fire was retaliated ensuing a brief exchange of gunfire.
The official sources said the militants later fled from the spot.
In the incident, an army man suffered bullet wounds and has been shifted to military hospital for treatment, they said.
Soon after the attack, additional reinforcement of army’s 42 RR and SOG reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area to trace out the militants, they said.
Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG) for South Kashmir Range Amit Kumar confirmed the attack on Army’s patrolling party and said searches had been launched to nab the assailants.
Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG) for South Kashmir Range Amit Kumar confirmed the attack on army’s patrolling party and said that searches have been launched to nab the assailants.
“We are looking into the incident and are verifying the details,” DIG said.
Meanwhile, militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen revealed that a Kashmir youth working in the Army had joined their outfit.
Idrees Sultan Mir, a resident of Safnagri Wachi area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, who was posted outside the State in Army’s 12 JAKLI went missing a couple of days back and his photograph with an assault rifle went viral on social media.
Hizb spokesperson Burhanuddin told a local news gathering agency CNS that Idrees had formally joined their outfit.
While welcoming his entry, the spokesperson said it had boosted the morale of militants fighting against India in Kashmir.
“His entry into the Hizbul Mujhadeen should be driving force for others. We request Kashmiri people working for the police and other security agencies to follow suit and join the militant ranks in the interest of their nation,” Burhanuddin said.