J-K: Three terrorists killed in Nowgam encounter, arms recovered

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir),[India] Sept. 11 : At least three terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and terrorists in Nowgam sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara.

Four weapons have been recovered from the slain terrorists, while search operation is currently underway.

Meanwhile, as many as 12 civilians have been injured in a clash between the security forces and protesters in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

On the other hand, in Allah Pir area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, at least two to three terrorists are suspected to be around the mini-secretariat where an encounter is currently underway with the security forces.

Earlier today, a police personnel was killed in the ongoing gunfight. The offensive comes a day after a youth was killed in clashes between the protesters and security forces in south Kashmir's Shopian district.

According to reports, at least 50 protesters were injured in clashes with the police and CRPF men in different areas of the valley.

Shops and business establishments are closed, even as preparations are underway for the Eid-ul-Azha which falls on Tuesday.

Clashes erupted in Srinagar following the death of a government driver, Abdul Qayoom of Alikadal area, in a hospital on Friday night.

While the family claims he had been beaten to death by the CRPF men on Friday, the police claimed that he was injured in a road accident.

Earlier this week, clashes broke out in Shopian where the protesters set ablaze a mini-secretariat building, injuring more than 80 people.

Kashmir is witnessing unrest post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

Source: ANI