Police officer wounded as encounter rages in Bandipora forests

Baramulla: A police officer has been injured in an encounter with militants in Dachin forests of the neighbouring Bandipora district.

The militants opened random fire upon a joint team of army and Special Operations Group (SOG) when they launched a cordon and search operation in Dachin forests of the Bandipora district this afternoon, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, north Kashmir range, Gareeb Daas told Kashmir Reader.

He said that the search operation has been intensified in the forests to track the militants.

Meanwhile, official sources identified the injured police officer as Sub-Inspector Altaf. More details emerging