The security forces had earlier launched a massive cordon-and-search operation at Village Hanjin in Rajpora of District Pulwama, following a tip-off about the presence of some terrorists there.
Following information about the presence of terrorists in the Rajpora area in Village Hanjin, security forces launched a cordon and search operation.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated. Three or four terrorists were believed to be trapped in the encounter.
A Jammu and Kashmir Police official said that the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire on the security forces, which strongly retaliated.
A jawan was injured in the initial exchange of firing with terrorists, the official said, adding that the soldier later succumbed to injuries at a hospital there. He said three to four terrorists are believed to be trapped in the area where the encounter is still underway.
BSF spots suspicious Pakistani drone in Arnia sector
The Border Security Force (BSF) jawans noticed suspicious drone activity in the Arnia sector near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday following which they fired several rounds.
Altered BSF jawans opened fire after they noticed a drone near the International Border in Arnia sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
BSF issued a statement in which it said, “Alert BSF troops fired at a small hexacopter belonging to Pakistan today morning at about 4:25 AM as it was trying to cross International Border in Arnia sector.’’
“Due to this firing, it returned immediately. It was meant for carrying out surveillance of the area,” the BSF said.
This drone was spotted days after the Indian Air Force station in Jammu was attacked by two explosive-laden drones.
The NIA is now investigating the matter.