Another gunfight erupts between Security Forces, militants in Shopian Srinagar, Oct 12 hours after a gunfight that left three militants dead.
A fresh gunfight exploded in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. The fresh gunfight broke out in the Feeripora area of Shopian when joint teams were carrying out a cordon and a search operation in the area. “As the joint team cordoned the suspected area, the hiding militants fired upon the police and forces which retaliated, engaging in an encounter,” a police officer said. The exchange of fire is on in the area. This is the fourth encounter in Kashmir in the last 30 hours.
On the whole, five militants — three from Shopian, one each in Anantnag and Bandipora, were killed in earlier three gunfights since Monday morning. Three militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba, including one who was allegedly involved in the killing of a street hawker from Bihar, were killed in an overnight gunfight in Shopian district. Security forces have stepped up operations against the militants after the recent spree of civilian killings that has triggered fear among the minorities in Kashmir.
Police said at least three to four militants are believed to be trapped in the area Zulfikar Majid, DHNS, Srinagar. The latest encounter erupted between security forces and militants in Tulran Imamsahib village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday evening.
“Two operations have been launched in Shopian this evening on credible input. Encounter started at Tulran Shopian [where] 3-4 terrorists are trapped,” J&K police chief Dilbagh Singh said.
Earlier, five soldiers were killed in a gunfight with terrorists in J&K He said another operation has been launched in the Kheripora area of the same district “and a contact is expected soon.” Earlier in the day, two militants were killed in two separate encounters in Bandipora and Anantnag districts of the Valley while five army soldiers were slain in border Poonch district of the Jammu region in an anti-insurgency operation. The Poonch operation was launched to eliminate militants, who had infiltrated from across the Line of Control (LoC).