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 Killed by Security Forces During Encounter In J&K's Shopian
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: SPO, Civilian Killed as Encounter Breaks Out Between Terrorists, Security Forces in Baramulla
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 - 2 CoBRA Soldiers Killed in Encounter With Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur, 2 Others Injured
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.