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One terrorist killed, two Indian soldiers injured in gunfight in Kashmir’s Shopian

One terrorist was killed and two Army personnel were injured in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Wangam area of Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir early on Monday morning.

India TV News Desk, Jammu [ Updated: November 07, 2016 11:22 IST ]
One terrorist killed in gunfight in Kashmir’s Shopian
Image Source : PTI One terrorist killed in gunfight in Kashmir’s Shopian

One terrorist was killed and two Army personnel were injured in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Wangam area of Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir early on Monday morning.

The encounter happened in south Kashmir on Sunday night after the Army received information about the infiltration attempted by the militants. 

"An army soldier was injured in an encounter between the militants and troops of 62 Rashtriya Rifles and state police in Wangam village of Shopian district. The encounter is still on," the police said in Srinagar on Monday.

The injured soldiers have been evacuated from the scene of the encounter and are now stable, said an ANI report.

In the gun battle, one militant identified as Sadam Hussain Mir, a resident of Chatripora Shopian, belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed. 

Security forces have recovered one assault rifle, five AK 47 magazines, 119 AK 47 rounds and one hand grenade, the official said.

After the ‘surgical strikes’ carried out by the Indian Army on terror launch pads in PoK, there have been several attempts by terrorists from across the border to infiltrate into the Indian territories.

On Sunday, two Indian Army soldiers were martyred when Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by shelling Indian positions along the Line of Control in the Krishna Ghati (KG) sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. Also, two other soldiers and a woman were injured as Pakistani army opened fire.

While the infiltration bids were foiled, it also inflicted heavy damage to several Pakistani posts across the Line of Control in Poonch sector. 

Pakistan’s aggression is evident from the fact that two-third of a total of 500 ceasefire violations along the border have taken place in the last five weeks.

 

The neighbouring country has violated ceasefire over 200 times this year in Jammu alone and most of them have happened after the surgical strikes. Last year, the total numbers of ceasefire violations recorded by Pakistan were 405.

As a result of border shelling Pakistan, thousands of people living in villages along the international border have been displaced and over 200 schools have been shut down near LoC and IB.

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