Gunfight underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, terrorist trapped

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 July 2019, 10:11 AM
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists (Photo: File)
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists (Photo: File)

An encounter broke out on Friday morning between terrorists and security forces in Narwani area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists. According to reports, the forces were conducting searches when the militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter.

On June 30, terrorist was killed in an encounter in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Last month, security forces gunned down key conspirators of February 14 Pulwama terrorist attack in Anantnag. According to officials, Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajjad Ahmad Bhat’s car was used in the suicide bombing in the Lethpora area of Pulwama which killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers forcing the two neighbours on the brink of a war.

A security personnel was also martyred in the encounter. Two terrorists - Sajjad Maqbool Bhat and Tauseef - were neutralised and the security forces have recovered weapons and warlike stores.

First Published: Friday, July 05, 2019 08:10 AM
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