Bandipora Encounter Underway, Terrorists Believed In Hiding


Jammu: An encounter between security forces and terrorists was underway in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports said on Wednesday. According to reports, 2-3 terrorists are believed to be hiding.

Earlier on Wednesday, a policeman was killed in an encounter with militants in the forest area of Baramulla district of Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Marbal village of Zaloora area in Baramulla district in the wee hours following information about presence of ultras there, a police official said.

He said one policeman was critically injured in the gunfight with militants and taken to a military hospital in nearby Kupwara district. However, the injured cop succumbed later on.