Shopian: An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Haripora village of Imam Sahib area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
A police officer said that on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation.
He said as the joint search team cordoned off the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which in retaliation led to an encounter. Sources said that as per the inputs one to two terrorists are hiding in the area.
Confirming the encounter, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, “Yes, the encounter has started in Lari area of Shopian. Police and security forces are at work. Further details will follow. ,
This is the second encounter of the day. earlier this morning security forces Succeeded in killing two terrorists in Awantipora area of Pulwama district of South Kashmir.
It may be mentioned that according to the data given by the police this year, since January, 44 terrorists have been killed by the security forces in 32 encounters and brief exchange of fire.
In addition, 26 active terrorists and over 160 terrorist associates were also arrested, while 18 youths joined terror outfits this year.