Shopian: Sentry at Dachoo camp of 44 Rashtriya Rifles noticed suspicious movement and fired shots in the air on Saturday evening. The area is being searched.

Additional troops have been rushed in the area to assist in the operation, as per reports. An alert has been sounded in the area and patrolling has been intensified. The incident comes just a day after four security personnel lost their lives in an encounter with terrorists in Handwara district.

Reports stated that two terrorists were also killed in the encounter yesterday. They reportedly belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit. The encounter was a joint operation conducted by the Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jammu and Kashmir police.

Meanwhile, there were reports of heavy shelling in Balakote sector of Poonch district by the Pakistan Army.

Elsewhere, more ceasefire violations by Pakistan were reported along LoC in Mendhar, Balakote and Krishna Ghati sectors at around 6 PM.

On Sunday, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) Aman Thakur and an Army jawan were martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Three JeM ultras were also neutralised at Tarigam village while an Army Major and three jawans are reported to be injured.