Encounter breaks out in J-K’s Shopian
26 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
There was an altercation in the Shirmal neighbourhood of Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday
There was an altercation in the Shirmal neighbourhood of Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, according to the police.
Kashmir Zone Police tweeted “The encounter has begun in the Shopian neighbourhood of Shirmal. The police and security personnel are at work. More information will come later.”
The police were informed on June 15 that one of the two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists killed in the Shopian encounter was responsible for the murder of Vijay Kumar, a bank manager from the Kulgam area.
The banker, Vijay Kumar, was employed in Kulgam but was from the Rajasthani town of Hanumangarh. Terrorists shot and killed the banker in broad daylight.
According to Kashmir Vijay Kumar, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), seven terrorists, including three Pakistanis, were killed in clashes with security personnel in the Valley on June 20.
However, IGP said in a statement, “On Sunday, a confrontation started in Kupwara. Yesterday alone, two LeT terrorists from Pakistan were slain. Meanwhile, today in the early hours, another terrorist from Pakistan was shot and killed. Showkat, a local terrorist from Shopian, was also shot and killed.”