A soldier was injured as security forces prevented an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the Army said, according to PTI. The operation took place in Rajouri district after Army personnel noticed movement along the LoC in Naushera sector, said the defence public relations officer.

“At about 5.15 am, the alert Army troops noticed movement along the Line of Control in Naushera sector,” an Army spokesperson told Greater Kashmir. “On being challenged, the armed intruders opened fire. Our troops responded with retaliatory fire in equal measure.”

The spokesperson said that Pakistan Army posts provided covering fire to the intruders. A soldier sustained injuries in the fight and was evacuated for further medical treatment. “His condition is stated to be stable,” said the officer.

Search operations in the area were under way, with the White Knight Corps constantly monitoring the LoC, reported PTI.