Published On : Sun, May 6th, 2018

2 securiy personnel injured in ongoing encounter in Shopian

An encounter broke out today between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

Two security personnel have sustained injuries in the ongoing encounter.

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Badigam village in Zainapora area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there this morning, a police official said.

“The search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated,” the official said.

“The gunfight is still on,” he said, adding that further details were awaited.