Army man injured in Baramulla attack
A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander and an Army man were killed in an anti-militancy operation in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday.
The gunfight between the militants and the forces broke out in the orchards at Kamrazipora area of the district following an extensive cordon and search operation, a Police officer said.
He said the anti-militancy operation was launched by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Police, paramilitary CRPF and Army after intelligence inputs confirmed the presence of militants in the area.
He said as the militants were asked to surrender but they opened fire at the forces who retaliated, triggering a gunfight.
In the gunfight, a militant was killed and his body was recovered from the site of gunfight while two Army men were also injured.
The slain militant was identified as Azad Lalhari of Pulwama district.
Police said he was affiliated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit.
The injured Army men were evacuated to a hospital for treatment, however, one among them later succumbed to injuries.
A case has been registered in Police Station Rajpora and investigation has been started.
Several cases were registered against him including a case under an FIR No 112/2020 pertaining to the killing of HC Anoop Singh at Prichoo Pulwama, besides he was also involved in other cases including FIR Nos 274/2014, 121/2015, 21/2017, 48/2017, 36/2020 of district Pulwama and case FIR No 263/2017 of district Budgam, a Police spokesman said.
Azad's body would be sent to Baramulla for burial and last rites after completion of medico-legal formalities.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident an Army man was injured after militants fired at a Quick Reaction Team, which was moving from Baramulla to Gulmarg at Hygam on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway.
Following the attack, the forces rushed to the scene and launched searches to track down the attackers.