Published On: Fri, Dec 25th, 2020

Encounter breaks out in J&K’s Shopian, 3 terrorists trapped

Srinagar: Hours after a terror associate was nabbed by the security forces in Awantipora area of Pulwama district with explosives including Chinese grenades, an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Jammu Shopian district on Friday.

Till reports last came in, heavy exchange of fire was on between the hiding terrorists and the security forces

Acting on specific information about presence of two to three terrorists in Kanigam area, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire, triggering an encounter, said a police official.

Till reports last came in, heavy exchange of fire was on between the hiding terrorists and the security forces.

The incident comes just a day after two terrorists including a top Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist from Pakistannwere killed in an encounter with security forces at Kreeri of Baramulla district.

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