Shopian encounter: 2 jawans martyred, 3 terrorists killed, operation underway | India News
NEW DELHI: Two military males had been martyred and three others, together with a captain, injured in an encounter with terrorists in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the police stated on Saturday evening.
Three terrorists had been shot down by safety personnel and a counter-operation is at present underway.
Safety forces launched a cordon and search operation at this time following details about presence of terrorists in Awneera village of Zainapora space of the district. Because the safety forces had been conducting searches, the terrorists opened fireplace on them which was retaliated by the regulation enforcement personnel, triggering a gunfight.
“There was details about militants in Shopian. Whereas cordon was being laid, safety personnel got here below fireplace,” Jammu and Kshmir DGP S P Vaid stated.
5 troopers had been injured within the gun battle, he stated, including that they had been evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital of the Military for therapy, the place two amongst them — Sepoy Ilayaraja P and Sepoy Gawai Sumedh Waman — succumbed to their accidents.
Sepoy Ilayaraja hailed from Kandani village in Tamil Nadu and is survived by his dad and mom and spouse. 25-year-old Sepoy Sumedh Waman belonged to Maharashtra’s Lonagra village.
Sepoy Ilayaraja P
Sepoy Gawai Sumedh Waman
There have been additionally reviews of seven civilians sustaining pellet accidents after clashing with safety forces in Awneera to interrupt the cordon across the village on Saturday.
Six high terror group leaders, together with LeT’s Abu Dujana, and Burhan Wani’s successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat of Hizbul Mujahideen, had been amongst 132 terrorists killed in encounters with safety forces in Jammu and Kashmir, thus far this yr, in response to official figures.
(With inputs from Companies)