Shopian encounter: Two jawans killed, three injured during cordon and search operation

A police official told news agency PTI that militants opened fire at the security forces while they were conducting searches.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Shopian encounter, J&K encounter, army jawan death, army jawan martyred, J&K news, india news, world news In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to to two of its comrades who attained martyrdom during Counter Terrorist operations in Shopian. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi) 

Two jawans were killed and three others, including a captain, injured on Sunday in an encounter with militants at Awneera village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. A defence spokesman identified the slain Army men as Sepoy Ilayaraja P, a resident of Tamil Nadu, and Sepoy Gawai Sumedh Waman, a resident of Maharashtra.

Three militants were also killed after security forces launched a cordon and search operation on Saturday night to flush out militants hiding in the area. “Three militants have been killed in the encounter at Zainapora in Shopian,” Director General of Police (DGP), S P Vaid told PTI.

Vaid said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained.

A police official told news agency PTI that militants opened fire at the security forces while they were conducting searches.

Five soldiers were injured in the gunfight yesterday and were evacuated to 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment. Two soldiers among them succumbed to injuries last night.

The operation was halted for the night but the forces maintained cordon of the area to stop the militants from fleeing. The gunfight resumed this morning and the three militants were killed.

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    Aug 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm
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      dvs
      Aug 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm
      Even Osho once said Indians(Hindus he meant) are cowards while he was praising sikh community. World laughs at us and even farzi mahatma called Hindu coward.We keep talking with cunningness and big bull hollow words and never helping our community while the enemies are united and speaks in unison.No doubt Hindus got cleansed in Pakistan and were reduced to 1 from 20 in 1947,cleansed in kashmir valley when .4 million people simply ran away without any aggressive resistance through media or otherwise and still hides their cowardice naming it non violence,tolerance, acceptence and what not. Many are at mercy of jihadis in bangladesh who will start speeding their cleansing in bangladesh once sheikh Hasina loses power. We have hamid ansari former Vice president speaking for his ummah even without any perceived threat on any moderate scale and we have coward Hindu leaders who won't talk of their fellow brothers getting completely cleansed /wiped out whereever they are minority
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        yash sehgal
        Aug 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm
        Dear DV you r right. India did not become slave bcz others were powerful but our own people ditched us like JaiChand, ManSingh( he became senapati of mughals n mir jafar n mir kasim etc. When 1857 mutiny took place, hindustani spoys had almost won Delhi by killing British officers. British sent a message to native Sikh n Gorkha army. Both came through GT Road , rested in Badli sarai n next day gorkhas n sikhs reinforced british soldiers n then a worst bloodbath took place in walled city , particularly in kashmere gate area n we indians lost our battle otherwise we would hv become independent in 1857. The day general Dyer killed a thousand innocents in Jalianwala bagh, in the evening he was presented a saropa by other sikhs. Our own Rajas were jealous of their neighboring rajas n helped mughals n British against them n we became slaves. Even the position has not changed. Congress, Communists, suckulars , award wapsigangs, not in my name goons r helping terrorist n porkistanis. Isn't it?
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          deepak sankhla
          Aug 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm
          So Sad..But completely true!
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        Ml Pandit
        Aug 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm
        Since Mogul road opening, Shopian/Pulwama/Tral have emerged as new centres of terror in the valley, why not to shut the road until some normalcy is restored?
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          yash sehgal
          Aug 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm
          Indian Army must realize that our actual targets r stone pelters n slogan shouters who want to give cover to terrorists to escape. Will u let ur brother colleagues soldiers to be killed n sent back in body bags?? If No, then don't spare any stone pelter n kill them in crossfire. If u remove "cover" ur target will stand exposed to be shot by by you. Let the opposition sympathizers cry later, they will obviously. But take the revenge of ur colleagues, we can't bear any more to see our soldiers returnung in body bags.
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            Michelle:Vedic:human
            Aug 13, 2017 at 11:43 am
            The Kaaba was a Hindu shrine that was captured by Muslims. The black stone which is a symbol of Lord Shiva is still found in Kaaba. According to encyclopedia Islamia Muhammad’s g father and uncles were priests at Kaaba temple which had 360 idols. All other Vedic Idols could be found buried in the precincts or trampled underfoot in labyrinthine subterranean corridors if archaeological excavations are undertaken. In fact the names of the holiest of Muslim cities Mecca and Medina come from the Sanskrit words Makha-Medini which means the land of Fire-Worship. A poem written by Labi-Bin-E- Akhtab-Bin-E-Turfa, who lived in Arabia around 1850 B.C., mentions all four Vedas. This verse can be found in Sair- Ul-Okul which is an anthology of ancient Arabic poetry. It was compiled in 1742 AD under order of the Turkish Sultan Salim. Condition
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              Michelle:Vedic:human
              Aug 13, 2017 at 11:17 am
              prophet Muhammad could not have s-e-x with his fiancée, Aisha when she was six due to her small size and age,the fatwa said that at age six, he would put his p-en-is between her thighs and massage gently because he did not want to harm her. Imagine a man of fifty-one removing the clothes of a six-year-old girl and slipping his erect pe-n-is between her thighs, rubbing her until he ejaculated and his se-me-n ran down her thighs, To this day, this is considered a benevolent act on the part of the adult male “not wanting to harm her.” What harm could be inflicted upon a young girl mentally and emotionally if not a grown man showing her his pe-ni-s and str pp-ing her of her clothes and rubbing his male organ between her legs?--Sahih al-Bukhari,--book 62,-hadith no.89,--fatwa 31409---Jai hind.
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                Michelle:Vedic:human
                Aug 13, 2017 at 11:17 am
                The Prophet Muhammad practiced THIGHING on his Child-Bride, Aisha Mohammed practiced on a female child and who began this evil practice. According to an official Fatwa issued in Saudi Arabia, the prophet Muhammad began to practice thighing his child-bride, Aisha when she was six years old until she reached nine years of age,The hadith, which was quoted earlier, mentioned Muhammad started performing literal s-e-x with Aisha ONLY when she reached the age of nine,Muslim scholars collectively agree, by virtue of divine example, a child becomes an adult, available for se-x-ual intercourse as soon as she reaches the age of nine,the Shari’a allows any of the faithful to marry a six-year old child.According to the fatwa-31409, Sahih al-Bukhari,-book 62, Hadith no.89,---Jai hind.
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                  Michelle:Vedic:human
                  Aug 13, 2017 at 11:15 am
                  All these just for 72 HOURIES as per Koran: "Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them." Koran 2:191 "Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood." Koran 9:123 "When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them." Koran 9:5 "Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable." Koran 3:85 "The Jews and the Christians are PEVERTS fight them."... Koran 9:30 "Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam" Koran 5:33 "Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water melt their skin and bellies." Koran 22:19 "The unbelievers are stupid urge the Muslims to fight them." Koran 8:65 "Muslims must not take the infidels as friends." Koran 3:28 "Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur''an." Koran 8:12 "Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels." Koran..
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