Srinagar, Feb 22: An Army man has reportedly been injured after terrorists opened fire on a search party in Paribal area of Hajin in Bandipora district of North Kashmir on Thursday. A cordon and search operation was launched over specific inputs of terrorists hiding in the region. Also Read - India, Pakistan Agree to Follow Ceasefire Pacts, Stop Firing Along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
The operation is being carried out by 13 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police. Also Read - Train Services Resume In Kashmir Valley After 11 Months of COVID-19 Restrictions
Speaking to Greater Kashmir, an Army official said that the militants hiding in the village opened fire after a search party approached them, leaving an Army man Gobind Singh of 13 Para Hajin camp injured. More details are awaited. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Suspicious Object Found at Kenihama Nowgam Station, Area Cordoned Off
Meanwhile, Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation in Charunda of Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. India is strongly retaliating to the heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani forces.
On Wednesday, a Pakistani military helicopter came within 300 metres of the Line of Control in the Pakistan-occupied territory near Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident which occurred between 9.45 am and 10 am. According to laid down norms by both the sides, rotary wing aircraft should not come within one kilometre of the LoC and fixed wing aircraft should not be within 10 km of it.
The sources indicated that the matter will be taken up with the Pakistani side.
Earlier on February 10, six Army personnel and a civilian were killed after three heavily-armed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists carried out an audacious attack on Sunjuwan Army Camp in Jammu. All three terrorists were eliminated during the gunbattle with the Army.
The attack on the camp came days after four Army men were killed in Pakistani firing in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Following the attack on the Sunjuwan military station in Jammu, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman warned Pakistan saying the neighbouring country “will pay for its misadventure”.