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Kashmir: Security forces engage in gunfight with terrorists trapped in Awneera village

An exchange of fire is underway in Awneera village of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district between security forces and terrorists, ANI reported.

According to The Times of India, the encounter started on Saturday evening between terrorists and the security forces in Awneera village. The report further added that after receiving the information, 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were immediately deployed in the area to gun down the terrorists.

The encounter is believed to be going on in the Bagdad area of Awneera village and both the terrorists and security forces are engaged in a heavy exchange of fire; cordon-and-search operations have begun, said an India Today report.

Earlier, on Saturday, militants opened fire on an Indian Army camp in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir that injured a jawan. The militants had fired at the army building in Kalaroos area on Friday night. Sunil Randhawa of the 17 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) was injured in the incident and was taken an army hospital in Drugmulla.

After the incident, the army and police had launched search operations in the area to track down the militants.

In a separate incident on the same day, a woman was killed in the shelling across Line of Control (LoC) from Pakistan side in Jammu and Kashmir's Mendhar sector at 5.30 am.

Published Date: Aug 12, 2017 20:10 PM | Updated Date: Aug 12, 2017 20:10 PM

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