Sopore, October 26: Police and Security forces today launched a cordon & search operation at Pazalpora area of Dangiwacha in Sopore based on credible input about the presence of terrorists in the area.
As the search operation was going on, the hiding terrorists fired upon the search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter two terrorists were neutralized. The identity of the killed terrorists is being ascertained.
In the initial exchange of fire, one security forces` jawan received serious bullet injuries and was evacuated to hospital for medical attention. However the injured jawan succumbed at the hospital. He has been identified as Lance Naik Brijesh Kumar of 22RR.
Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case in this regard and investigation has been initiated in the instant matter.
Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.