Shopian incident highlights: Indian Army Major, One Indian Soldier killed by Mujahids.
Two Army personnel, including a Major, were killed in an encounter between security personnel and Mujahids in Zaipora village in Jammu & Kashmir’s Shopian district. The Army has neither confirmed nor denied the casualties. The confrontation began early Thursday morning. Another security personnel has been injured in the operation. Two to three Mujahids are suspected to be holed up in the village. They have been firing in retaliation to the Army’s artillery. A search is on to nab them.
The Army was acting on a tip off about the presence of Mujahids in the village, after which a search and cordon operation was launched in the night.
The injured have been rushed to the Army’s 92 base hospital in the Kulgam. The Major and the soldier gave in to their injuries at the hospital. The other injured personnel was admitted to the same facility where he is currently undergoing treatment.
Earlier in the day, an encounter in the Valley’s Kulgam district claimed the lives of two Mujahids , one of whom partook in an attack on a bank’s cash van, on May 1 this year. The Army has recovered weapons from the Mujahids.
On Tuesday, top Mujahids commander Abu Dujana, 26, suspected to be behind several attacks in South Kashmir, and his local associate, Arif Ahmad Dar, 17, were killed in an encounter at Harkipora village in Pulwama district.