Srinagar, Aug 13: Three terrorists were killed and two Army jawans – Sepoy Ilayaraja P and Sepoy Gowai Sumedh Waman – were martyred in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. As per the latest reports, two pouches, a mobile phone and two phirans have been recovered during the search operation which, currently is underway in the area.
While informing about the operation, J&K DGP SP Vaid said that inupts about terrorists hiding in Shopian were received after which a cordon was laid in the area. He also said that two security personnel have been martyred, while three others have been injured. “One terrorist eliminated and two still hiding in adjoining house,” he added.
The incident comes few hours after a police search party was attacked in the Bandipora’s Hajin on Sunday that left two police personnel injured. Reportedly, the security forces had launched a search and cordon operation there.
In a similar incident, the terrorists had opened fire at an Army camp in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving a jawan injured. Reportedly, the terrorists fired at the Army building in Kalaroos area during the night. The injured jawan has been identified as Sunil Randhawa of the 17 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI). He had been admitted to Army hospital in Drugmulla where doctors stated his condition to be stable.
Earlier on Saturday evening, an Army soldier died while another officer was critically injured in ceasefire violation in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, a woman was killed in the shelling from Pakistan side in Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir during wee hours on Saturday. “The 45-year-old woman Raqia Begum was a resident of upper Golat in Mendhar,” said Mendhar Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Riyaz Tantray was quoted as saying by ANI.
On Thursday, Pakistan had accused Delhi of violating ceasefire over 600 times this year. It also claimed that the incidents have resulted into the death of 34 Pakistani civilians. Notably, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria also accused India of trying to change the demography of the valley by allowing non-Kashmiris to settle in the state.