J&K: 2 Army men killed, 3 injured as encounter breaks out in Shopian

Srinagar: Two army men were killed and three others, including a captain, injured in an encounter with terrorists in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the police said tonight.

“One terrorist has been gunned down and two are still hiding in adjoining house,” Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation on Sunday following information about presence of terrorists in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district, a police official said.

He said as the security forces were conducting searches, the terrorists opened firing on them which was retaliated by the law enforcement personnel, triggering a gunfight.

Five soldiers were injured in the gun battle, he said, adding that they were evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment, where two among died due to the injuries.