Soldier injured in militant attack on Army camp in Shopian

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Srinagar, Oct 26: A soldier was injured in a militant attack on an Army camp in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Friday afternoon.
The attack comes less than 12 hours after militants attacked an Army camp at Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday night.
A police official said that militants fired at an Army camp of 34 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) at village Mantribugh in Shopian at around 1210 hrs on Friday, resulting in injuries to a soldier.
The security forces guarding the camp retaliated ensuing in a brief exchange of fire, he said, adding the militant later managed to escape from the spot.
He said the injured soldier was immediately taken to a hospital. “A search operation has been launched in the area to nab the attackers.
During the last 24 hours, eight militants were killed and two soldiers were martyred and as many injured in different encounters and attacks in the valley.
Meanwhile, militants on Friday late evening attacked a joint forces camp in Gagran village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
A police official said that the suspected militants opened fire on the joint forces camp stationed in Gagran village around 6:40 PM.
However, there was no immediate report of any injury or loss of life, said the official.
Reports said that the forces cordoned off the whole area and launched a search operation to nab the attackers.