At least three terrorists were killed and two soldiers martyred in an overnight encounter between security forces and terrorists in Awneera village of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, an official said. The encounter broke out on Saturday evening and ended around noon on Sunday. Search operation is still on.
IGP Kashmir on Sunday confirmed that three terrorists were killed, while two army jawans lost life in service in the incident. "However, information was of the presence of 5 terrorists out of whom two are believed to have escaped. Firefight ended searches still on," he said.
The encounter also resulted in injuries to three soliders.
# Earlier among three militants police identified one militant as Adil Malik, but after proper verification, it has come forward that he is not among killed one. Third militant as per Police Shopian is Probably Yasin Yatoo Alias Mehmood Gaznavi (chief operational commander HM).
#11:15 AM: IGP Kashmir has confirmed that total 3 terrorists have been killed in the encounter. However, information was of presence of 5 terrorists out of whom two are believed to have escaped. Firefight ended searches still on. Earlier 2 soldiers killed and 3 were injured in same operation.
J&K: Sepoy Ilayaraja P and Sepoy Gowai Sumedh Waman - the two soldiers who lost their lives in the encounter in Shopian pic.twitter.com/LRzIFpXkWb— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2017
Details of Shopian encounter martyrs
LATE SEP ILAYARAJA P
DOB: 18 May 1992
NOK: Smt Selvi R (Wife)
Details of Family: Sri Periasamy (Father)
Smt Selvi R, (Wife)
Home: Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu
LATE SEP GAWAI SUMEDH WAMAN
DOB: 01 Aug 1992
NOK: Smt Mayawati Waman Gawai ( Mother)
Details of Family: Shri Waman Gawai (Father)
Smt Mayawati Waman Gawai (Mother)
Home: Akola, Maharashtra
Two security personnel martyred, while three injured. One terrorist eliminated and two still hiding in adjoining house: J&K DGP SP Vaid— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2017
#8:30 AM, Sunday: One terrorist killed, Operation continues: SSP, Shopian (ANI)
# Five soldiers injured in encounter at Shopian
# Exchange of fire underway between security forces & terrorists in Awneera village of J&K's Shopian; as per reports 2-3 terrorists trapped
# Cordon-and-search operation begins in Awneera village of J&K's Shopian; security forces suspect presence of terrorists in the area
Exchange of fire underway between security forces & terrorists in Awneera village of J&K's Shopian; as per reports 2-3 terrorists trapped— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2017