August 2017 News

2 Armymen Killed, 3 Others Injured In Encounter With Terrorists In Shopian

12 August 2017
India Today

Srinagar: Two Armymen were killed while three others, including a captain, were injured in an encounter with militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the police said on Saturday. The encounter took place in Awneera village of the district, where security forces launched a cordon and search operation following a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the village that falls under Zainapora area of the district, a police officer said. Two to three terrorists are believed to be present in the village. The officer said that while the security forces were carrying out searches, the terrorists opened fire at them. The security forces retaliated in a befitting manner. Five soldiers were injured in the encounter, the officer said. They were rushed to the 92 Base hospital for treatment, where two of them succumbed to their injuries. The encounter is still going on.