J&K : Encounter underway in Shopian, terrorists holed up

One more encounter is going on between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. Two to three terrorists are currently holed up in the area.

This comes within a day after Indian Air Force carried out massive air strikes, dropping 1000-kg bombs on Jaish-e-Mohammad’s training camps and Alpha 3 control rooms on Tuesday. Army and local cops launched a cordon and search operation in Meemendar area of Shopian district, following information about the presence of militants.

Soon, terrorists opened fire on the search party, who retaliated. The pre-dawn strike came 11 days after JeM carried out a suicide attack in Pulwama.

There were no reports of any casualties so far in the operation, the officials said.

Fighter jets flew in Balakot in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 80-km from the Line of Control (LoC) early Tuesday, killing a “very large number” of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders. The strike was the first by the Indian Air Force (IAF) inside Pakistan after the 1971 war.


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