Soldier injured in militant firing, CASO launched in Kupwara

Srinagar, Aug 23: Security forces on Thursday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) after a soldier was injured when militants attacked a patrol party in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said here.

They said a patrol party of security forces was fired upon by militants at village Wakbal, Kupwara resulting in injuries to a soldier.

Security forces also retaliated but the militants escaped, they said, adding that the entire area has been sealed and a CASO launched after more troops were rushed from nearby camps.

The operation was on when the reports last came in, they added.

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