Security Forces Kill Four Terrorists in Shopian, One Army Jawan Martyred

Four Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed and an Army jawan belonging to an elite para unit was martyred on Tuesday in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Two soldiers were also injured in the encounter. Security forces, acting on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in Nandigram area of Shopian, launched a cordon and search operation in the early hours of Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

He said as the search operation was going on, the terrorists hiding in the area opened fire on the search party of security forces. “The fire was retaliated by security forces, leading to an encounter.

In the initial exchange of fire, one Army jawan identified as H C Vijay of 23 Para sustained injuries and was evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment where he succumbed,” the spokesman said. Read More

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