Jammu & Kashmir

Army officer injured in fire exchange along LoC in Uri, say officials

Indian Army Soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control (LoC) in JK. [File Photo]

Baramulla: A junior commissioned officer of the Indian Army was injured after militants fired upon armed forces along the Line of Control in Uri Sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday.

An official told news agency Kashmir News Observer the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Gowhalla Sector today early morning.

He said that during the exchange of fir between militants and the Army a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was injured. “During the exchange of fire, Pakistan side also tried to fly quadcopter but the alert troops fired at it and pushed it back,” he said.

The injured JCO has been evacuated to 92 base hospital in Srinagar, where his condition is said to be stable, he said.

The official said that a massive search operation is underway in the area.

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