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Jammu and Kashmir: Gunfight underway in Dragad village in Shopian

In Jammu and Kashmir, a gunfight broke out between the security forces and terrorists in Shopian district today.

After receiving information about terrorists, security forces surrounded an orchard area of Dragad-Sugan village.As the security forces came closer, the hiding terrorists opened fire, triggering an encounter which is underway.

As a precautionary measure, internet service has been snapped in district.In another encounter, two unidentified terrorists were killed in a gunfight that raged between them and security forces in Dangerpora village of Sopore area in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.

Security sources said the bodies have been retrieved adding that the identity and group affiliation of the slain are being ascertained.

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the encounter site.

A cordon-and-search operation was launched following credible inputs about the presence of at least two terrorists in the area.

There was no report of any fatal or non-fatal casualties on forces side during the operation.

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