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Kashmir: Security forces engage in gunfight with terrorists trapped in Awneera village
13 August 2017, 04:14 | Erica Roy
Two army men including a captain were martyred and three others injured on Saturday in an ongoing fierce encounter between the security forces and terrorists holed-up in a village in Shopian district of South Kashmir.
Local sources said that forces resorted to pellet firing resulting in injuries to many protesters. The report further added that after receiving the information, 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were immediately deployed in the area to gun down the terrorists.
The exchange of began after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Awneera village after they suspected of terrorist activity.
Earlier, on Saturday, militants opened fire on an Indian Army camp in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir that injured a jawan.
The witnesses said on seeing the security personnel, the residents, mainly youth, came out to hurl rocks at them.
Heavy fire is being exchanged between the security forces and the terrorists.
The sources said the cordon-and-search operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants including Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa, the head of "Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind", the Al-Qaida's India cell.
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