New Delhi: The security forces in Jammu and Kashmir are facing a tough challenge as they are involved in two separate encounters with terrorists in the districts of Shopian and Kulgam. The encounters have been going on for several hours and the fate of the terrorists is still unknown.
The first encounter broke out on Friday morning in the Chotigam area of Shopian district, where two terrorists are suspected to be hiding in a forest. The army has cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to flush out the terrorists. The exchange of fire is continuing and the security forces are trying to neutralize the terrorists.
The second encounter started on Wednesday night in the Hadigam village of Kulgam district, where a group of terrorists had taken shelter in a house. The security forces received a tip-off about their presence and conducted a raid on the house. However, the terrorists opened fire on the security forces and managed to escape to a nearby forest. The security forces followed them and engaged them in a gunfight. The encounter has been going on for more than two days and there is no information about any casualties on either side.
The security forces are facing tough terrain and weather conditions in both locations, which are giving an advantage to the terrorists. The security forces are also facing the risk of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by terrorists. The security forces are being assisted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and the Army. According to some media reports, 2-3 terrorists are hiding in each location, but this has not been confirmed by official sources.
The encounters are part of the ongoing anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir, where the security forces have been successful in eliminating several terrorists in the past few months. The security forces are also trying to prevent any infiltration attempts by the terrorists from across the border. The security forces are on high alert and are determined to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the region.