Srinagar, May 4: Army patrol party was on Thursday evening attacked by terrorists in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, reported news agency ANI. As per Tv reports, the search operation is on, the area has been cordoned off and the firing is underway. News channel Aaj Tak reported that army was going on a search operation.Also Read - Indian Military Academy Recruitment 2021: Apply Now For 188 Posts; Check Eligibility Criteria, Other Details
NDTV reported that in the gunbattle 2 jawans have been injured. Also, a civilian, Nazir Sheikh, a local driver who was ferrying the Army patrol party which was attacked by terrorists, succumbed to his injuries. Also Read - Indian Army Hoists 76 Feet Tall Tricolour At 15,000 Feet in Ladakh | Watch
So far there is no information on the number of terrorists. Militants opened fire on an army party in Baskuchan village in Imam Sahib area, said an official. Also Read - One Terrorist Killed During Encounter in J&K’s Kulgam, School Children Among 60 Rescued From Site
More details awaited.
As per Indian Express, today, in a joint operation, the Amy, police and CRPF headed to Kashmir’s Shopian district to find out the hiding militants. Around 4,000 troops were a part of this operation, even drones and choppers were used to trace the militants. The security forces had also searched houses of people.
On May 2, terrorists belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen group had five police constables and two bank officials by firing on a cash van of J&K bank. Last Sunday, a civilian was injured when some terrorists opened fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. 2 terrorists were gunned down by security forces on April 22 in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.