Published On: Tue, Nov 20th, 2018

Four terrorists killed in J&K’s Shopian enounter; Firing at LoC in Poonch

Srinagar: Security forces early on Tuesday morning killed four terrorists in a fierce encounter in South Kashmir’s Shopian encounter.

The identity of the neutralised terrorists is also being established

However, in this encounter with the terrorists, a para-commando was martyred and two other soldiers injured.

According to a senior police official, on receiving intelligence inputs about presence of terrorists in Nadigam village of Shopian district, a joint team of the Rashtriya Rifles, 23 paras and the special operations group (SOG) of police launched a pre-dawn cordon and search operation.

As the security cordon tightened, the hiding terrorists resorted to indiscriminate firing, triggering a fierce encounter in which four terrorists were neutralised.

Confirming the report, Srinagar-based defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said, “four terrorists have been killed in the operation in Nadigam area of Shopian.”

Though the encounter has ended, search operations were on in the area, said a police official adding that large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.

The identity of the neutralised terrorists is also being established, added the police official.

As a precautionary measure, the authorities have suspended mobile internet services in the district.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani army once again violated the ceasefire along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district by resorting to unprovoked firing at Indian positions, said defence sources.

Sources said that the Pakistani Army violated ceasefire around 7 am using small arms, automatics and mortar shells. “At least two mortar shells fired by the Pakistani side landed close to the Indian Army’s brigade headquarters in Poonch while the other landed in a village,” said sources.

The Indian Army has retaliated strongly to Pakistan aggression.

Till reports last came in, firing exchanges were going on till reports last came in.

However, no report of any casualty or damage has been reported from the Indian side so far, sources added.

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