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JK: Two Army soldiers killed in Shopian encounter

13 Août 2017

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.

A militant was killed on Sunday following a fresh gunfight at Zainpora area of south Kashmir's Shopian district.

The gunfight had started last night and government forces including of army's 3 RR, 55 RR and SOG had started searches to find the militant bodies.

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 them succumbed to their injuries.

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Reports said that the youth clashed with the security forces in Awneera to break the cordon around the village on Saturday.

Meanwhile, different reports suggest presence of 10 to 13 militants even though the number could not be officially confirmed.

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

Earlier, a search operation was launched by the security forces in Noorabad village of Pulwama's Tral area but the militants hiding in there managed to escape under the cover of darkness, the sources said.

JK: Two Army soldiers killed in Shopian encounter