Encounter underway near LoC, Indian soldier injured

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Jammu: An Indian soldier has been injured in an ongoing encounter between Army personnel and some armed men near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The encounter in Dadal village erupted during a search operation launched last evening following information about presence of suspicious armed men in Sunderbani area.

“Based on info regarding presence of a small group of suspicious armed persons near vill Dadal, few kms from the LoC, search ops were launched last evening,” the Army tweeted this morning.

“During the night, exchange of fire occurred, in which one soldier received minor injuries and was evacuated. Ops in progress,” it added.