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Trooper injured in Hajin encounter

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Srinagar, Feb 22: An Army commando was today injured in a gunfight with militants, who managed to escape, in Bandipora district of north Kashmir, sources said.

Government forces launched a counter-insurgency operation in the Hajin area of Bandipora this morning following information about the presence of four militants there, the sources said.

As the troops were laying a cordon in the area, the militants opened fire at  them and fled the spot.

One Army commando of 31 Rashtriya Rifles was injured in the firing, the sources said.

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