Published On : Sun, Apr 1st, 2018

8 terrorists gunned down in 3 encounters in Kashmir

Eight terrorists, including top commanders, have been killed in three different encounters in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

One terrorist was killed in Anantnag and another was caught alive. Encounters are underway in Shopian’s Dragad and Kachdoora, news agency ANI reported quoting Jammu and Kashmir DGP, SP Vaid.

“Seven bodies of terrorists and huge amount of weapons have been recovered in Dragad,” Vaid said.

In Anantnag, the encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Peth Dialgam area of the district in the early hours, news agency PTI reported quoting a police official.

The official said another encounter broke out in Dragad area of Shopian this morning as terrorists fired upon a search party of security forces.

Security forces retaliated and in the ensuing gunfire, he said.


Meanwhile, another gunfight broke out in Kachdoora area of Shopian.

The encounter in Kachdoora is underway and further details are awaited.