Shopian encounter: 3 militants killed, 2 trapped inside Masjid
Shopian, April 09: Three militants have been killed while two more are hiding in a Masjid in Jan Mohalla of Shopian district and efforts are on to persuade them to surrender keeping in view the ‘sanctity’ of the Masjid, police sources said.
Four soldiers including an officer have sustained injuries and all are stable. A top police official said that so far three militants have been killed and two other are hiding in the Masjid.
“We are using teargas shells in view of the sanctity of the the religious place,” he said.
Pertinently, police also sent brother of a hiding militant alongwith local imam inside the masjid to persuade them to surrender but efforts did not fructify.
The encounter broke out yesterday in which three militants were killed and four soldiers including an officer sustained injuries.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar and GoC victor force have been personally monitoring the situation. Internet has been snapped in Shopian and Pulwama districts since yesterday. (KNO)