An encounter is underway between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. Two terrorists have been killed in the operation which started in the Dragad Sugan area of the Shopian district today (Friday, May 31) morning.
According to media reports, one more body has been recovered from the site, increasing the number of deaths to three.
Two to three top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba are believed to be trapped. A Para Commando of the army was injured in the gunfight during the initial firing, reports said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in south Kashmir’s Dragad Sugan following a tip-off about the presence of militants, a police official told PTI. As the forces carried out searches, militants fired upon them, leading to the encounter, the official said.
More details are awaited.
(With Inputs from agencies)