According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the encounter broke out at the Panzar area of Shopian in the morning after security forces launched a cordon and search operation following reports that militants were present in the area.
When the author asked Ummer's schoolmates whether they would want to be like Lt. Ummer Fayaz, they said no. ‘’Ma’am he joined the army, the society here does not accept him and some who don’t even consider him a Kashmiri.’’
Following the information, security personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the Khudpora area of Shopian, police official said. He added said the search operation turned into an encounter as militants opened fire.
Shopian attack: An Army Major and a jawan have been killed in the search and cordon operation launched in Zaipora Village in the south Kashmir region. Another Army personnel has been injured. Two to three militants are believed to be holed in the village. To know more about the story watch out the video
Pir Panjal Range (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 12 (ANI): Roads have been blocked due to heavy snowfall in Dehra ki Gali area of the Pir Panjal Range in Jammu andKashmir on Friday. The Meteorological Department here has forecast wet weather for the next two days. Met Department official said that there are reports of snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir, including in Peer Ki Gali on the Mughal Road in Shopian, Sonmarg, Amarnath Shrine, Razdan Pass, Sadhna Top and Gurez.