A fresh encounter began on Sunday morning as the militants engaged a joint military and police team in a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, according to TV reports. One or two terrorists were believed to be in the area. Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in the forest area of Kupwara this morning following information about the presence of militants in the area, an army official said. He said some gunshots were exchanged at the start of the operation which was continuing when the last reports were received. Further details are awaited, he added.
With tensions raising along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, the Indian Army yesterday said that they had destroyed four Pakistan posts in the Keran sector along the LoC. Heavy casualties are inflicted in the massive assault.
Earlier in the day, Indian soldier sepoy Mandeep Singh was killed and his body was mutiliated by terrorists in an encounter in Machhil sector of Kupwara district, near LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. Paying tribute to the soldier the Army has warned of ‘effectively and military-like’ to Pakistan post the attack.
In another attack, BSF jawan Constable Koli Nitin Subhash was hit in an attack from Pakistan in Manchil sector of the valley. The jawan succumbed to his injuries in the morning. Heavy shelling and firing at military bases were reported on Saturday morning.
With agency inputs.