13 militants, including top commanders, were killed in massive anti-terror operations launched by Security forces in Anantnag and Shopian districts of south Kashmir on Sunday.
A joint team of the Army, Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched the operations after they received information of some militants hiding in Anantnag and Shopian.
Seven terrorists were gunned down in Draggad village of Shopian and one was killed in Dialgam in Anantnag after security forces and their family members failed to convince them to surrender.
"One terrorist has been killed in Dialgam in Anantnag after efforts of his family and J&K Police failed to make him surrender and another one has been caught alive. In Draggad, seven bodies of terrorists were recovered including top commanders," said SP Vaid, Director General of Police.
One militant, who agreed to surrender, has been caught alive. Four Army personnel sustained injuries during the operation.
Meanwhile, an encounter is underway in Kachpoora area of Shopian, three militants have been reportedly killed, while two more are still believed to be hiding there. Some civilians are also trapped in Kachpoora.
#08:35 PM: 4 civilians lost their lives during Anantnag and Shopian encounters
#08:31 PM: In all 13 terrorists neutralised, 3 soldiers martyred and 1 terrorist caught alive: SP Vaid
Encounter concluded. 2 more terrorist bodies recovered from Shopian encounter site. In all 13 terrorists neutralised, 3 soldiers martyred and 1 terrorist caught alive. It’s unfortunate that stone pelting around encounter site cost 4 civilian deaths: SP Vaid, DGP, J&K (File pic) pic.twitter.com/nmthqdCYWE— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2018
#08:12 PM: Army personnel who lost their lives in Anantnag & Shopian encounters identified as Gunner Arvinder Kumar, Gunner Nilesh Singh & Sepoy Hetram
#03:15 PM: One civilian was killed in Shopian's Dragad and one in Kachdoora. 25 civilians received pellet injuries and 6 received bullet injuries: SP Vaid, DGP, J&K on encounters in J&K's Anantnag & Shopian
# 03:10 PM: Out of the 7 terrorists killed, 2 terrorists were involved in the killing of Indian Army Lt Ummer Fayaz: Army
# 03:07 PM: All 7 terrorists killed in Shopian's Dragad have been identified as locals and their bodies have been claimed by their kin: SP Vaid
# 03:05 PM: Encounters at two places has concluded, and undergoing at one place. Anantnag SSP made a special effort, he spoke to family members of terrorist to convince him to leave the path of violence, but the terrorist did not listen: SP Vaid
# 03:01 PM: We caught one terrorist alive and one was killed, in Anantnag. Three army jawans lost their lives in the ongoing operation. Few J&K police, CRPF, and Army personnel have suffered injuries: SP Vaid
# 02:55 PM: Jammu and Kashmir police DGP SP Vaid is addressing a press conference.
# 02:28 PM: BREAKING | Two Army personnel killed in Shopian encounter.
# 01:50 PM: Two people were killed and 5o others injured in clashes that erupted between locals and police after the killing of 11 militants in three encounters at Shopian and Anantnag districts.
# 12:30 PM: Meanwhile clashes have erupted in Shopian and at many places in south Kashmir. Separatists have called a two-day strike in the Valley.
# 12:00 PM: Update: Three militants killed in Kachdoora in Shopian, 1 Militant killed in Dyalagam, Anantnag. Death toll reaches to 11.
# 11:35 AM: Train service suspended across Valley, internet services also blocked in south Kashmir.
# 11:20 AM: Four to five terrorists are believed to be trapped. Encounter underway.
# 10:30 AM: One terrorist was killed in Anantnag & another was caught alive. Encounters are underway in Shopian's Dragad & Kachdoora. 7 bodies of terrorists & a huge amount of weapons have been recovered in Dragad: SP Vaid, J&K DGP
# 9:45 AM: The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained: J&K Police
# 09:45 AM: Two security personnel injured in Kachdoora and Dargad encounters.
# 09:30 AM: 7 terrorists gunned down by security forces in Shopian.
— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2018
# 09:00 AM: One terrorist killed, another arrested in Anantnag. Operation ends.