Gunshots heard in north Kashmir's Bandipora after security forces cordon off Gurez village

Gunshots were heard after security forces cordoned off Bagtor area in Gurez village in north Kashmir's Bandipora district near LoC on Monday.

Intelligence inputs suggest the presence of militants in the Gurez village where massive combing operations are now underway, state TV reports.

According to reports, many areas in the region, including Uri and Naugam sector, are put on high alert.

More details are awaited.

On Thursday, an encounter had broken out between militants and security forces in where one of the terrorists was gunned down.

These attacks come just days after the Uri attacks which claimed the lives of 18 soldiers, leaving several others injured. Explosions and gunfire had erupted as the militants attacked the camp, which is located barely few metres away from the Army's Brigade Headquarters in Uri town, 102 km from Srinagar.

According to an IndiaSpend report, the army’s combat death toll in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is 64 this year (until 18 September), the highest since 2010, when 69 soldiers died.

A total of 87 civilians and two local policemen have also died in clashes between mobs and the security forces in this period.

Kashmir remained shut for the 80th consecutive day, although markets in Srinagar had opened and were booming with customers.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Sep 26, 2016 11:11 AM

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