2 soldiers killed, 1 terrorist gunned down in Shopian encounter

Two Indian Army soldiers lost their lives in an encounter with the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian. One terrorist was also gunned down in the encounter. The terrorists initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars at the security forces personnel on Saturday evening. The gun battle began when a team of local police and the Indian army launched searches in Avneera village. The troops retaliated strongly and effectively to the ceasefire violation that took place. In yet another incident, at least two police personnel sustained injuries after a group of terrorists attacked a police party in Bandipora on Saturday. Further details are awaited in connection to both the incidents.