In Jammu and Kashmir, three soldiers have been martyred in two separate incidents. Two Army men were martyred and three others injured in an ongoing encounter in Awneora area of Shopian district. A senior police spokesman told AIR that the anti terrorist operation was launched last evening and is still continuing. However, no terrorist has been killed yet in the encounter so far. Reports suggest that around five terrorists are holed up in the area. More details are awaited.
An Army jawan was martyred as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector last evening. Defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said, the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing on the Indian Army posts at around 5 PM in Krishna Ghati sector. Indian Army retaliated the firing and gave befitting reply.
In other incident, two police personnel were injured when militants fired upon Cordon and search party of Army and Police at Hajin in Bandipora district. A senior police spokesman told our correspondent that the cordon and search operation is still going on. Meanwhile, a civilian died after he got injured in a petrol bomb explosion near Dalgate area of Srinagar last evening.