Army man killed in Awneera gunfight

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

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

On Wednesday, three terrorists have been killed in an encounter at Tral in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

An army man was killed and four others suffered injuries as a gunfight rages in Awneera village of Shopian in southern part of Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

After receiving intelligence inputs that a group of two to three militants were hiding in the village, security forces including Rashtriya Rifles, state police and the CRPF surrounded the area on Saturday.

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

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Security forces launched a cordon and search operation following information about presence of terrorists in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district, a police official said. The Army officers retaliated, leading to a gunfight.

Earlier, one soldier was injured in a terrorist attack on an Indian Army camp in Kupwara region of J&K in the wee hours of the morning.

Two militants are still holed up in the area, The Times of India reported.

Police also denied rumours that a mosque was damaged during the gunfight between the security forces and the militants.

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