Kashmir: Security forces engage in gunfight with terrorists trapped in Awneera village

Jaitley said in the 1990s they started changing their strategies and resorted to encouraging terrorism inside the country. PTI File

Jaitley said in the 1990s they started changing their strategies and resorted to encouraging terrorism inside the country. PTI File

Earlier, on Saturday, militants opened fire on an Indian Army camp in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir that injured a jawan. News agency ANI quoted the state's senior superintendent of police as saying that one militant had been killed.

"As the security forces tightened the cordon around in the village, the holed-up militants fired at the surrounding security forces triggering a gunfight that is now going on", said a police officer.

An official told reporters that the injured personnel were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Two soldiers later succumbed to injuries, they said.

Reports said that the youth clashed with the security forces in Awneera to break the cordon around the village on Saturday.

After the incident, the army and police had launched search operations in the area to track down the militants.

Two Army men were also martyred in the encounter in Avneera village that began last evening, and three personnel including the captain were injured.

After injuring two policemen and an army trooper in Hajin area of distirct Bandipora, militants have managed to escape from the area.

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