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Shopian encounter over, 1 terrorist killed, weapons and warlike stores recovered: Army

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 June 2019, 08:54 PM
Shopian encounter over, 1 terrorist killed, weapons and warlike stores recovered: Army
Shopian encounter over, 1 terrorist killed, weapons and warlike stores recovered: Army

One terrorist was killed, and weapons and warlike stores were recovered during an encounter with security forces in Shopian’s Mool Chitragam area of Kashmir on Monday, said the Indian Army, adding that the operation is over.

The police earlier in the day said two people were killed in a brief shootout with the Army in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Army had laid a checkpoint at Moolu Chitragam in Shopian in the early hours. A private vehicle jumped the checkpoint. Terrorists got out of it and opened fire, they said.  The security personnel retaliated, leading to the death of two persons, the police said.  The bodies have been taken to district police lines for identification.

Earlier, two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Dragad Sugan area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. Additional reinforcements of Army and Special Operation Group of police were rushed to the encounter site.

On Thursday, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Danger Pora area of Sopore in Baramulla. Army’s 22 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Bunpora area of Danger Pora village following specific information about the presence of the terrorists inside a residential house.

The authorities had suspended internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in wake of the search operation.

First Published: Monday, June 03, 2019 08:33 PM
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