Security Personnel, Civilian Dead in Separate Encounters in J&K
A terrorist was also gunned down by security forces in the encounter in Anantnag.
A terrorist was gunned down while a security personnel and civilian lost their lives in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir, while a third was still underway in Budgam district.
The encounters broke out early on Thursday, 27 September.
An unidentified militant and a soldier were killed in a gunbattle in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, while in Noorbagh, a civilian was killed during a cordon and search operation by security forces.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Qazigund area of Anantnag district after receiving tip-off about presence of militants there, an army official said.
As a precautionary measure authorities suspended mobile Internet services in the area.
The search operation turned into an encounter when the insurgents opened fire on the security forces, he said.
One militant has been killed so far while a soldier laid down his life fighting the ultras, the official said.
He said the operation was in progress when reports last came in.
Angry residents resorted to stone-pelting on the forces, the official said, adding the clashes were still going on.
Encounter Underway in Budgam
In another operation, in Panzan area of Budgam district, security forces are locked in a gunbattle with militants hiding in the village, the official said, adding that there were no reports of casualties so far in this operation.
SP Budgam Tejinder Singh told The Indian Express, “There are two houses and a mosque at the site. The fire is coming from a mosque.”
(With inputs from PTI and The Indian Express.)
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