Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 6: An encounter has broken out between security forces and unidentified terrorists in the Panipora forest area of Zaloora area in Sopore on Monday.
"#Encounter has started at Panipora forest of #Zaloora area in #Sopore. Sopore Police and Army on job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice," tweeted the Kashmir Zone Police today.
Earlier, a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) 'commander' was killed in an overnight encounter in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, the Jammu and Kashmir police said on June 4.
"The terrorist 'commander' of HM, Nisar Khanday, was killed. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition, including one AK-47 rifle, were recovered from the encounter site. The operation is in progress," Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said.
Three police personnel and one civilian were injured in the initial exchange of fire. The police said all the injured were stable and are being treated in hospital.