Three Army Jawans reportedly Injured in Gunfight which is Still going on in Shopian. 3:00 PM update
4 security personnel among one Major Namely Maj Sanjeev of 55 RR injured in the fierce gunbattle shifted to Army Hospital in Shopian. 5:46 PM
A day after army released a report wherein it was mentioned that post-2010, highly educated youth joining militancy in Kashmir is a “very disturbing” trend, another militant with MA English B.Ed qualification (besides a government official) from south Kashmir’s Shopian district was killed in an encounter on Wednesday.
Ashiq Hussain Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar, a resident of Turkewangam village was killed in an encounter in Heff village of Shopian district early morning.
The encounter began yesterday after security forces received specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Heff Shermal area of Shopian.
As the joint team of Special Operation Group (SOG) and army began a search operation in the area, the hiding militants opened fire on them triggering an encounter.
The operation was halted for the night but the gunfight resumed this morning and a militant was gunned down in the early hours.
Security agencies believe that one more militant is still trapped and the firing was going on.