Two Soldiers were injured in the encounter between security forces and Terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The police had gotten information from sources that terrorists were hiding in Kumdalan village, and proceeded to surround it so they wouldn’t get chance to escape. The police tried to call them out of their hiding places, but the terrorists opened fire on them. The injured soldiers were taken to the Army Hospital, situated in Srinagar for medical treatment. There have been no further reports of casualties in the encounter, which is still going on. Five to Six terrorists are reportedly holed in the house.
The forces have already begun to evacuate the nearby houses and attempts are being made to find out any other terrorists who might be hiding in the vicinity. The Shopian police and Rashtriya Rifles have been carrying out the operation at the site. The area has now been cordoned off by the CRPF forces, as the conflict rages on between the two teams. A protest soon broke out in the region, near the site of the encounter, and caused the death of a youth while 50 civilians were injured as the forces fired at the growing crowd.
Two terrorists were killed in the encounter. A large crowd gathered around the site and civilians began to throw stones at the forces, which retaliated by opening fire at them to control the situation and try to save themselves from being pelted by the mob. The stone pelting situation in the valley has gotten increasingly troublesome, with the death of many civilians because of open firing. The forces have come under scrutiny, but they can’t do anything if people begin to throw stones at them, and have to save themselves from being stoned to death, or suffer injuries.