Civilian injured in clashes as militants give slip to forces in Hajin

Hajin (Bandipora)Militants escaped after exchanging heavy fire with government forces in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday morning.

A civilian was also injured during the clashes that broke out in Bon Mohalla area of Hajin in this north Kashmir district. Earlier, the joint team of army’s 13 Rashtriya Rifles, Centeral Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off the area following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.

An eye witness said during the clashes one person got injured identified as Riyaz Ahmad Rather son of Ghulam Nabi Rather of Rather mohalla Hajin. He is being treated locally, he said.

A police official said that as forces cordoned off the Bon Mohalla of Hajin in Bandipora at around 5am in the morning a massive exchange of gunfire was heard for almost 15 minutes.

meanwhile, sources said that Militants 2 in number from the spot escaped after exchanging fire with the security forces.

Official said that forces could not find any militant during the searches and the CASO was called off amid clashes.

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