Srinagar: An Army jawan was shot dead by suspected terrorists in Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday evening. The incident was reported from Warpora area. Also Read - Kulgam Killing: Coward Pakistanis Will Pay Heavy Price, Each of Them Will be Neutralised, Says J&K BJP Chief
The deceased jawan has been identified as Mohd Rafi Yatoo. He was a soldier with 52RR posted in Baramulla and was at home on leave when he was fired upon. Also Read - 3 Local BJP Leaders Killed by Militants in Kashmir’s Kulgam, Resistance Front Claims Responsibility
According to the police, the terrorists fired upon him from point blank range and he suffered critical injuries. He succumbed to injuries at the hospital. Also Read - Entire Jammu and Kashmir Has Been Converted Into a Jail: Mehbooba Mufti Slams Centre
Earlier in the day, the Indian Army killed two terrorists in an encounter with security forces in Imam Sahib area of Shopian district in the state.
The incidents came a few days after three terrorists were neutralised following an intense gunfight with the security forces in Keller area of Shopian district in the state. The encounter was carried out by a joint search party of the CRPF, Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police.