Encounter underway in Drugmulla, no casualties so far

| Updated: Oct 30, 2016 18:29 IST

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct 30 (ANI): An encounter is presently underway in Drugmulla of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. At least two terrorists are believed to be hiding in the area. No casualties have been reported so far. Earlier on Saturday, an Indian Army soldier lost his life and a terrorist was neutralized in an encounter close to the Line of Control in Machhal sector of Kupwara district. During the encounter, a terrorist mutilated the body of the soldier before fleeing into Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), supported by covering fire from Pakistan Army posts. Earlier on Thursday, a BSF head constable was killed and seven civilians injured as the Pakistan Rangers continued firing mortar shells and small arms in R S Pura and Arnia sectors. The Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Sunderbani, Mendhar and KG sectors. Ever since the Indian Army on September 29th carried out surgical strikes targeting terror launch pads in PoK, ceasefire violations are a daily norm along the LoC and five Indians, including four security personnel, have been killed and 34 injured since then. (ANI)