Srinagar: Four terrorists were gunned down in the encounter in Nadigam village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian early Tuesday morning, confirmed ANI. However, a commando was also martyred even as two soldiers were injured, said Zeenews. (Also read: BSF Jawan Killed in Blast)Also Read - 2 Terrorists, Including Top LeT Commander, Killed in Srinagar Encounter
Initially, the security forces managed to restrict the terrorists to an area. The gunbattle has reportedly lasted over an hour. More details are awaited. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: 3 JeM Terrorists Neutralised in Encounter With Security Forces in Tral
The Valley has been witnessing a spurt in terror activities for the past few months. On November 18, two terrorists associated with terror outfit Al-Badr were killed in an encounter in Rebban area of Shopian district. The encounter came a day after the militants abducted and killed a 19-year-old teenager. Also Read - Encounter Underway Between Security Forces and Terrorists at J&K's Rajouri
Police said that a search and cordon operation was launched in the area after the forces received specific inputs about the presence of terrorists hiding in the region. “As search operation was going on, a search party was fired upon by the hiding terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 2 terrorists were killed and bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Identities are being ascertained,” police added.
On the same day, a Central Reserve Police Force jawan lost his life after terrorists opened fire on a CRPF camp at Railway Colony in Pulwama’s Kakapora area.