Published On: Wed, Jan 24th, 2018

Two Hizbul terrorists, civilian killed in J&K’s Shopian ongoing encounter

Srinagar: Security forces on Wednesday shot dead two terrorists, affiliated to the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) during an ongoing encounter in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The hiding terrorists opened fire triggering an encounter

During the fierce encounter, unfortunately, a teenager was also killed in the cross-fire and two ladies sustained injuries.

The teenager, identified as Shakir Ahmad Mir, 17, was killed and two ladies were injured when protesters pelted stones at the security forces to disrupt the operation against the terrorists, said a police official.

Kashmir additional director general of police Munir Khan said that three HM terrorists wearing burqas were seen entering a residential house at Chaigund village in the afternoon on Wednesday.

“Immediately, the security forces comprising Army, police and CRPF cordoned the area and zeroed in the house where they were holed-up,” said the police official.

He said that as the security forces approached the house, the hiding terrorists opened fire triggering an encounter in which two of the terrorists were neutralised.

Till reports last came in, the encounter was on.

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