J&K: Security forces and terrorists exchange fire at Shopian's Awneera village

Army Jawan injured in Militant attack in Jammu-Kashmir

Army Jawan injured in Militant attack in Jammu-Kashmir

On Wednesday, three terrorists have been killed in an encounter at Tral in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

An encounter occurred between security forces and terrorists in Awneera village of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian on Saturday evening.

The gunfight had started last night and government forces including of army's 3 RR, 55 RR and SOG had started searches to find the militant bodies.

Meanwhile, different reports suggest presence of 10 to 13 militants even though the number could not be officially confirmed.

"One of the injured soldiers succumbed in the hospital today", police said on Sunday. "The gunfight is still going on in the village", police said.

The exchange of began after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Awneera village after they suspected of terrorist activity.

Police said more security personnel - including the police, the Army and the Central Reserve Police Force - had been rushed to the area and three more villages were brought under the extended cordon.

Unconfirmed reports said two militants had been killed during the gunfight, but there has been no official confirmation of this so far.