New Delhi: The security forces and terrorists exchanged gunfire in Nowgam village located on the outskirts of Srinagar, news agency ANI reported. The encounter broke out in the early hours of Wednesday at Soothu area of Nowgam village. Security forces have cordoned the area. In the fresh development, bodies of two terrorists are recovered in the encounter. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Militant Attack in Parimpora District, Two Security Personnel Killed
ANI reported that the encounter is underway and security forces are also retaliating strongly. “Hiding militants fired at the approaching forces triggering the encounter, which is underway,” said a police officer. Authorities suspended classes in all schools and colleges in the Srinagar district for the day. Internet services have been suspended in the valley. Also Read - After Filing For Divorce From Tina Dabi, Athar Khan Doesn't Want to Stay in Rajasthan; Applies For Deputation in J&K
The incident comes few days after three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed in an encounter between militants and jawans in Larro area of Kulgam district of South Kashmir. Two soldiers were also injured during the exchange of fire. Reports had said that the terrorists were hiding inside a house.
In an earlier incident, on October 19, the security forces gunned down three terrorists during an encounter in Baramulla’s Boniyar in Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces had seized four AK-47 rifles and four Haversacks from the slain militants. The Army also foiled the infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district, a defence spokesman had said.
In yet another incident, two security personnel were injured as terrorists attacked a police party in Baramulla’s Pattan. The incident came a few hours after three terrorists were killed in an encounter which broke out between terrorists and security forces in the state.
A few days before, a militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Before Pulwama, at least two terrorists were killed during an encounter with police and security forces in Handwara. The encounter began when a cordon and search operation was launched by the security forces at Shartgund Bala area of Qalamabad. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the search party leading to the encounter. Consequently, the civilians in the nearby areas were evacuated.