Published On: Fri, May 31st, 2019

Three terrorists killed in J&K’s Kishtwar and Shopian encounters

Jammu/Srinagar: Security forces on Friday killed three terrorists in two separate encounters in Shopian and Kishtwar districts of the state. Two policemen were injured in the second encounter which took place in Kishtwar.

Till reports last came in, the encounter was on in the area

According to a senior police official, the security forces started a cordon and search operation in Marwah village in Kishtwar in Jammu region following information that some terrorists were hiding in the area.

He said that as the cordon was tightened, the hiding terrorists opened fire, triggering an encounter in which a terrorist has been and neutralised and two policemen have sustained injuries.

Till reports last came in, the encounter was on in the area.

Earlier, in another gunfight in Dragad-Sugan village of Shopian district in the Kashmir Valley, the police has recovered two bodies of terrorists along with their weapons.

The gunfight took place in an orchard in Dragad-Sugan village after security forces surrounded the area early in the morning, said the police official.

The police official said that the search operation was still on in the area as some more terrorists were believed to be hiding in vicinity of the encounter site.

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