Two cops, soldier injured in Hajin shootout

Separately, in north Kashmir's Bandipora, two policemen were injured on Sunday when militants fired on a search party of security forces.

Giving details, they said as CASO was launched on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, militants fired from the outer circle. He said that the injured police personnel, who were identified as Mukhtiyar Ahmad and Fayaz Ahmad, were referred to a hospital for further treatment.

A police official told Rising Kashmir that: "All the militants managed to escape from the spot".

The injured soldier was identified as Sepoy Raj Kumar of 13 RR.

According to sources, militants were hiding in the house located outside the cordoned area while forces were searching other house.

Later, they called off the search operation.