J&K: 2 Armymen, 3 terrorists killed as encounter breaks out in Shopian

PTI
Published Aug 13, 2017, 7:56 am IST
Updated Aug 13, 2017, 11:32 am IST
A search operation was launched following information about presence of terrorists in Shopian district.
Sepoy Ilayaraja P and Sepoy Gowai Sumedh Waman - the two soldiers who lost their lives in the encounter in Shopian. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Sepoy Ilayaraja P and Sepoy Gowai Sumedh Waman - the two soldiers who lost their lives in the encounter in Shopian. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Srinagar: Two army men were killed and three others, including a captain, injured in an encounter with terrorists in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the police said tonight.

Three terrorists have been gunned down and operations are underway.

 

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation on Sunday following information about presence of terrorists in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district, a police official said.

He said as the security forces were conducting searches, the terrorists opened firing on them which was retaliated by the law enforcement personnel, triggering a gunfight.

Five soldiers were injured in the gun battle, he said, adding that they were evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment, where two among died due to the injuries.





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