Shopian: At least four terrorists are believed to be trapped in the ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Shopian’s Kachdoora village, according to Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police S.P. Vaid on Sunday.
While two army jawans were martyred including ‘top commanders’ Zeenat-Ul-Islam and Zubair Turray among eight militants that were killed in the encounter on Sunday, reports say.
The top commanders Zeenat and Zubair are involved in the killing of Indian Army Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz last year. Lt. Fayaz was kidnapped from his cousin’s wedding and was later found dead by villagers with bullets in his body.
Director General of Police S.P. Valid had confirmed the encounter of eight militants.
The senior police official further informed that some civilians are also trapped in the houses in Kachdoora village and efforts are being made to rescue them.
“In Shopian’s Kachdoora, three to four terrorists are believed to be trapped but some civilians are also trapped in the houses there and we are making efforts to rescue them,” Vaid told ANI.
Vaid also informed that along with the bodies of slain terrorists huge amount of weapons have also been recovered in Dargad.
“One terrorist was killed in Anantnag and another was caught alive. Encounters are underway in Shopian’s Dragad and Kachdoora. Seven bodies of terrorists and a huge amount of weapons have been recovered in Dragad,” SP Vaid added.
Two encounters broke out on Sunday morning, one each in Shopian’s Dragad and Kachdoora villages. Reportedly, two army personnel have also been injured in each of the encounters.