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J&K: Terrorists attack army convoy in Shopian, patrol party in Anantnag

The attack took place near a bus stand in Anantnag. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team Anantnag Sep 09, 2017, 12.59 PM (IST)

Terrorists attacked an army vehicle in Kashmir's volatile Shopian district today, barely an hour after a terrorist attack on a police outpost in the state's restive Anantnag district.

A policeman died and two others were injured in the Anantnag attack which took place 500 yards from venue of a meeting to be chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh tomorrow.


The area has been heavily cordoned and search operations launched.

Sources, however, told WION that five policemen had been injured in the Anantnag terrorist attack.

A terrorist was gunned down by security forces in the Shopian encounter which occurred in the Imam Sahib area of the district.

Acting on information about the presence of terrorists, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation at Barbugh in Imam Sahib this evening, a police official told PTI.

The terrorists opened fire on the search party, triggering a gunbattle, the official said

Earlier in the day, a terrorist was killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Sopore.


Rajnath Singh, who is on a four-day visit to the state, arrived in Srinagar today morning.

The home minister will meet the stakeholders tomorrow and hold a press conference.

During the course of his visit, he is also scheduled to hold talks with officials of the state and discuss the current situation in the Valley.

Rajnath Singh will also discuss a roadmap to ensure long-term solutions to the problems people are facing in the valley.

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