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J&K: Encounter underway in Shopian; 2-3 terrorists holed up

13 August 2017, 06:41 | Patty Hardy

J&K: Gun battle underway between security forces, terrorists in Shopian

J&K: Encounter underway in Shopian; 2-3 terrorists holed up

Two army personnel were killed and three others including an officer were injured during the initial phase of the gunfight which started late Saturday night.

Security forces suspecting the presence of terrorists, search operation has begun in Awneera village of Shopian in Kashmir valley on Saturday.

On the same day (August 9), the Army confirmed the killing of 5 terrorists in Kashmir's Machil sector.

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Reports from the village said stone-pelting protesters clashed with the security forces in the village to break the cordon around the village.

The injured were shifted to SDH hospital Yaripora and District Hospital Kulgam for treatment. News agency ANI quoted the state's senior superintendent of police as saying that one militant had been killed. Two soldiers later succumbed to injuries, they said.

Police also denied rumours that a mosque was damaged during the gunfight between the security forces and the militants. Locals tried to hamper the counter-insurgency operation but police prevented them from going near the gunfight spot, said an official, adding that teargas canisters were used by forces.



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