A brief exchange of fire occurred between security forces and terrorists in the Gopalpora area of Budgam district early on Wednesday morning. The area has been cordoned off. Budgam encounter: 2 terrorists have been neutralised by the security forces. Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site of encounter. The identities and affiliations of the terrorists killed are yet to be identified. A case has been registered and the police have initiated an investigation into the matter.
“Based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in the Gopalpora area of Chadoora in Budgam district, a cordon and search operation was launched in the intervening night (of Tuesday and Wednesday),” a police spokesman said as quoted by news agency PTI. He said when the search operation was underway, the militants fired on the security forces. The search party retaliated and it led to a gunfight in which the two militants were killed, the spokesman said.
On Tuesday, an Army jawan lost his life and two were injured on Tuesday during an encounter with terrorists in the Ratnipora area of the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. One terrorist was also neutralised during the operation. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Ratnipora area of Pulwama in south Kashmir during the night following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired on the forces who retaliated. The exchange of fire was on, the official said, adding the area has been cordoned off. The identity and affiliation of the terrorist are being ascertained. In the encounter, two security forces personnel also sustained gunshot injuries and were evacuated to hospital for medical attention, however, one of the injured jawan Baljeet Singh attained martyrdom, official sources said.