Gunfight erupts in Hajin, Soldier injured during fire exchange

An army man was injured in Paribal area of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday after militants opened fire on a search party.
An official said that 31 RR of Indian army, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation in Paribal area of Hajin early today after inputs about the presence of militants.
He said that militants hiding in the village opened fire after a search party approached them, leaving an army man Gobind Singh of 31 RR injured.
Sources said that militants escaped from the site after exchanging fire.
Meanwhile, people took to streets and staged protests in a bid to help the militants escape.