Two Indian Army men killed, officer among 3 others injured

13 August, 2017, 06:29 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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An encounter occurred between security forces and terrorists in Awneera village of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian on Saturday evening.

Police officials said that the security forces were conducting a search operation when the militants opened fire at them. The militants had fired at the army building in Kalaroos area on Friday night.

In the initial gunfight five soldiers including an officer sustained injuries and were shifted to military hospital Badamibagh Srinagar.

When this report was filed the identity of the soldiers could not be immediately ascertained. However, there is no confirmation about the number of militants killed in the operation.

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"One person identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed got injured", a police spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, stone pelting clashes erupted near the encounter site.

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

The sources said the cordon-and-search operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants including Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa, the head of "Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind", the Al-Qaida's India cell.

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