A policeman was killed and two others injured when militants opened fire on a police party in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Saturday. Militants attacked the police team near Anantnag bus station. They fired indiscriminately on them, killing a policeman, a police official said. Another attack took place on Saturday when terrorist targeted Army vehicle in Imam Sahib area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Rajnath Singh is on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Singh met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar on Saturday. He will also travel to Anantnag, Jammu and Rajouri and meet civil society members, leaders of political and social outfits, business leaders and others, a move seen as a follow-up to the prime minister's Independence Day speech in which he had reached out to the people of the strife-hit Valley.
Earlier on Saturday, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along Line of Control in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The firing of small arms, automatics and mortars were seen across LoC.
Also today, an encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Baramulla’s Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces have launched search operations in Sopore after inputs of the presence of terrorists in the area.
Cordon and search operation launched in 8 villages of Kulgam and Shopian district by 62 RR and police from both districts. Initial reports suggest one militant killed in Sopore. The firing stopped at encounter site, while the body is yet to be retrieved.
Here are live updates:
19-yr-old girl suffered injuries during encounter b/w terrorists & security forces in Shopian's Imam Sahib; shifted to hospital
1 terrorist gunned down by security forces in Imam Sahib area of Shopian district. Operations continue
Another attack on Army vehicle in Imam Sahib area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir (More details awaited)
(With PTI Inputs)