Srinagar, April 24 -- A police officer said that two army soldiers sustained minor injuries during the initial exchange of fire.

Both are stable and are being treated in a hospital, the officer said.

"A contact was established between #terrorists and security forces in the early morning in Renji forest area of Aragam, #Bandipora," Kashmir Zone Police said on X.

Similarly, Chinar Corps - Indian Army on their X handler wrote, "Based on specific intelligence by agencies regarding presence of terrorists, a Joint Operation was launched from 21 Apr onwards by IndianArmy and Jammu Kashmir Police in general area Mulkhyama Forest, Bandipore".

"The area was cordoned & search conducted, resulting in a firefight in the early hours this morning. O...