J&K: Encounter underway in Shopian; 2-3 terrorists holed up

J&K: Encounter underway in Shopian; 2-3 terrorists holed up

On Wednesday, three terrorists have been killed in an encounter at Tral in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

Two policemen suatained bullet wounds soon after forces launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hajin area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Sunday morning.

Gun fight broke out between a group of militants and the security forces in Awneera village of Jammu and Kashmir's southern Shopian district on Saturday evening.

An official told reporters that the injured personnel were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

"Injured police personnel have been referred to hospital", the spokesman said. Locals tried to hamper the counter-insurgency operation but police prevented them from going near the gunfight spot, said an official, adding that teargas canisters were used by forces.

The militants had fired at the army building in Kalaroos area on Friday night.

Three to four terrorists, including a commander, are believed to be trapped, while two are suspected to have been killed.

Seven civilians had sustained pellet injuries during clashes.