J&K: Gun battle underway between security forces, terrorists in Shopian

Doug Mendoza
August 13, 2017

A gunfight began on Saturday evening between militants and government forces at Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted in Trichal village of southern Pulwama district on Saturday after the security forces arrived there to launch a cordon-and-search operation against the militants reportedly hiding in the village.

The police have refuted that any mosque was damaged in the encounter.

In the ensuing encounter, five soldiers were injured and were evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital of the Army where two among them succumbed to their injuries. "Security forces came under fire during the search operation".

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Police said more security personnel - including the police, the Army and the Central Reserve Police Force - had been rushed to the area and three more villages were brought under the extended cordon. As far as reports are concerned, 2-3 terrorists were trapped in the area.

The SSP Shopian said they don't have any information about the number of trapped militants.

Police sources said that "main focus is on keeping protesters at bay".

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