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Encounter underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, two terrorists killed

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 August 2019, 12:36 PM
Baramulla Encounter (File Photo)
Baramulla Encounter (File Photo)

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out on Saturday morning in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian. An Army jawan was also injured in the firing. According to reports, the encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists. As the forces zeroed the suspected spot the hiding terrorists fired upon them triggering an encounter.

This is the second encounter in less than 24 hours, 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.

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: Saturday, August 03, 2019 07:04 AM
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