Shopian encounter: A policeman identified as Special Police Officer Khurshid Ahmed was wounded after terrorists opened fire at him outside a camp of the Special Operations Group (SOG) at Imam Sahib in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir, according to PTI. The wounded policeman has been taken to sub-district hospital. Police have launched a hunt to nab the terrorists behind the attack. In another incident, a civilian was wounded after terrorists tried to open fire on an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) vehicle in Anantnag on Saturday. The attack on Ahmed comes days after four terrorists were killed as they tried to enter a CRPF camp in Sumbal in Kashmir, as per Indian Express reports.
14 terrorists have been killed in encounters with the Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in the last four days. A soldier has also been martyred in these operations, according to the Indian Express. As per the report, the Pakistani army provided active support, which includes the use of artillery, to assist in the infiltration attempts. The army has foiled eight infiltration attempts into North Kashmir in the last two weeks, according to the Indian Express.
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There are reports of intense mortar firing along the LoC in Poonch and Krishna Ghati sectors. Pakistani soldiers responded to unprovoked firing on Saturday evening. Pakistani troops fired 120 mm and 82 mm mortars towards the Indian side. Sources have told the Indian Express that the shelling was due to repeated unsuccessful attempts by Pakistan to send terrorists into India.