Army man killed in Awneera gunfight


Two soldiers were killed and six security personnel were injured in two separate encounters in Kashmir.

One terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with militants in Shopian district in south Kashmir.

Both the injured have been hospitalised, he said.

Police said troops of counter insurgency 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group of state police and central reserve police force surrounded Awneera village on Saturday after receiving information about the presence of terrorists.

The official further said that the cordon and search operation was still going on in the area.

The Shopian encounter continued till the time of filing this report.

The area has been cordoned, as around three terrorists are believed to be holed up and attempts are being made to smoke them out.

Two policemen suatained bullet wounds soon after forces launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hajin area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Sunday morning.

Seven civilians are reported to have sustained pellet injuries during the clashes and have been shifted to hospital for treatment.

Police also denied rumours that a mosque was damaged during the gunfight between the security forces and the militants.