Gunfight Rages In Rafiabad Forests, One Para Commando Injured

Baramulla 08 August : An encounter broke out between militants and government forces in forests of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Reports said that a joint team of army’s 32 RR and 9 PARA commandos launched a cordon-and-search operation in the dense woods of upper reaches of Rafiabad today wee hours after getting a tip off information about the presence of militants in the area.
Sources told that the militants who are engaged in the gunfight had recently infiltrated from Uri side.
A police officer also confirmed the cordon in the woods and said that the joint team of forces and a group of militants believed to be infiltrated recently through sector had a stand-off.
Further details with regard to the operation are awaited the officer said. He, however, did not confirm any causalities on either side.
An army officer said that an encounter which broke out today in the morning at “Veejay Top” forest area is still going on.

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