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Encounter underway in South Kashmir's Shopian, 2 Army personnel injured

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 August 2019, 09:25 AM
Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir (File Photo)
Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir (File Photo)

An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district late Thursday night. The exchange of fire took place in in Pandushan village area following a cordon-and-search operation by a joint team of Indian Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police.

"Shopian encounter: Two Army personnel injured, operation continues," the news agency ANI reported.

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As per the latest reports, two army personnel have recieved injuries while 2-3 Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) are believed to be trapped in the nocturnal gunfight that ensued at about 1:50 am in the intervening night of August 1 and August 2. The encounter was underway when the last reports came in.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a vehicle of 55 Rashtriya Rifle (RR) was targeted by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Zahid Bagh village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district earlier today. While the vehicle has suffered a minor damage, no loss of life has been reported in the attack so far.

First Published: Friday, August 02, 2019 06:42 AM
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