Baramulla (J&K): A team of Army’s 22 RR, Special Operation Group (SOG) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Sunday launched a cordon and search operation on the suspicion of movement of suspected terrorists in Sopore’s Zaloora. The search operation began in the early hours of Sunday morning. The number of terrorists present in the region has not been ascertained. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases
The cordon and search operation came hours after a group of terrorists attacked an Army camp in Tral’s Bajwani in Pulwama last night. No loss of life was reported. A few hours before, a Special Police Officer (SPO) was injured after being fired upon by suspected terrorists at Chrawni area of Charisharif in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The Chrawani attack was reported on Saturday evening. Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning
On Friday, a soldier hit on the head with a stone in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district succumbed to his injuries on Friday. Defence Ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia told IANS that Sepoy Rajendra Singh, 22, was part of a Quick Response Team that was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) convoy on Thursday.
At around 6 PM, when the convoy passed through the Anantnag bypass, a few youths hurled stones at the vehicle, the spokesman said. Rajendra Singh was hit on the head. On Saturday, the separatists called for a shutdown to coincide with the landing of the Indian Army in the Valley on this day in 1947.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik, had called for the shutdown. Shops, public transport, other businesses, and educational institutions were closed in Srinagar and other district headquarters.