SRINAGAR: Three terrorists were killed and an Army jawan was injured in an anti-terror operation in Shokbaba forest in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday. The encounter raged on till the time of filing this report.
Based on intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the forest area of Shokbaba in Sumlar-Aragam, a joint team of the Army’s 13RR and 14RR, Para (SF), MARCOS, CRPF and Bandipora Police launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area, said police in a statement.
On seeing the security forces approach, holed-in terrorists opened fire at the search party, triggering an encounter. In the initial fire exchange, a jawan of 14RR sustained bullet injuries and was evacuated to a hospital for treatment.
Three terrorists, who are yet to be identified, have so far been killed in the gunfight, police said, adding that the encounter was still underway.