Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir: Two soldiers killed, one terrorist neutralised in Shopian encounter

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Terence Owen | 13 August, 2017, 06:44

Two soldiers were killed and three others injured during an encounter with militants in the village of Avneera in South Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, PTI reported.

Residents said that locals rushed out of their homes to protest and pelt stones on the forces as soon as firing started.

Police said following specific information about the presence of a group of militants, security forces including army's Rashtriya Rifles, state police and Central Reserve Police Force surrounded Awneera village in Shopian.

"The militants opened fire on the search party, triggering the encounter which is underway", the sources said.

The exchange of began after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Awneera village after they suspected of terrorist activity.

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The area has been cordoned, as around three terrorists are believed to be holed in.

They said that during the gunfight, four houses were also damaged.

A police officer told GNS that one militant has been killed so far and "his body is lying in the open field".

They said that injured were shifted to SDH hospital Yaripora and District Hospital Kulgam.

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