Jammu, Aug15: An army soldier was injured while foiling an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
“At about 5:15 am, the alert army troops noticed movement along the line of control in Naushera Sector. On being challenged, the armed intruders opened fire on own troops. Our troops responded with retaliatory fire in equal measure,” said an army spokesman.
He said Pakistan Army posts provided supporting and covering fire, with a view to cover the move and help in extrication of the armed intruders.
“In this ensuing firefight, one army soldier sustained injuries and was evacuated for further medical treatment. His condition is stated to be stable,” said the spokesman.
“Search and sanitization operations are continuing till the last reports came.”