Security forces on Tuesday brought down five terrorists in Shopian alone as two more were killed in the South Kashmir district hours after the first gunfight broke out leaving three dead earlier in the day.
The fresh gunfight broke out in Feripora area of Shopian when joint teams were conducting a cordon and search operation in the area.
This is the fifth gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir between hiding terrorists and the forces in the past 30 hours after last week’s civilian killings and a brutal attack on the army on Monday in which a JCO and four Jawans martyred
“As the joint team cordoned the area aiming to flush out hiding militants, the patrol party was fired upon which was retaliated, triggering an encounter,” a police officer said. “Two terrorists have been killed.” The Feripora operation is still underway.
Seven terrorists — five is Shopian, one each in Anantnag and Bandipora, have been killed since Monday morning. Three terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba, including one who was allegedly involved in the killing of street hawker from Bihar, have been killed.
inputs from UNI