Srinagar: A soldier was injured in a gun battle in Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, official sources said.
They said the fighting broke out in a forest area of Sultanpora Kandi when security forces were conducting an operation against militants.
“In the initial gunfight, one soldier has been injured,” an officer said, adding that a fierce gun battle was on.
The sources said a top militant commander is believed to be trapped in the area.
Earlier, security forces foiled an infiltration bid and killed a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant near the Line of Control in the Kupwara district.