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J&K: 1 terrorist killed, 2 soldiers injured during gunfight in Shopian

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:44 IST

A massive gunfight broke out in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir on 7 November in which a terrorist was neutralised and an Army personnel sustained injuries.

A joint team of 62 Rashtriya Rifles and the JK Police launched an operation last night after receiving specific information about untoward elements.

One AK 47 rifle along with other ammunition and warlike stores were also recovered.

A total of two Army soldiers were injured in the overnight operation and were immediately evacuated and are stable now.

Yesterday, an Army jawan was killed in a ceasefire violation in Poonch district.

The firing from Pakistan came hours after an Indian soldier was killed and a civilian was injured at the R.S Pura Sector. The Indian Armed Forces aptly retaliated the heavy firing initiated by the Pakistani Rangers, which began at 2 a.m. yesterday.

Indian Army's northern Command took to its official Twitter handle to declare the incident.

"CFV in Poonch Sector. Being strongly retaliated. Heavy damage to Pak posts. Own one soldier fatal, two injured (sic)," it said.

Yesterday's ceasefire violation takes place three days after two women were killed and a child was severely injured in Manjakote Sector of Rajouri district.


First published: 7 November 2016, 8:12 IST