The Hush Post: Eight terrorists were shot dead on Sunday in several encounters with security forces in the Valley.
The incident took place in Shopian and Anantnag.
Two encounters are still on in Shopian in Dragad village, while the other one is on in Kachdoora village. Two army personnel were killed during the gunfight.
In Kachdoora, four to five terrorists are still holed up in houses and many civilians are trapped in it even as firing is on. Efforts are on to rescue the civilians.
Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid has confirmed that bodies of seven slain terrorists, which include top commanders, have been found. A huge cache of guns and ammunition has also been recovered.
Earlier in the day, one terrorist was gunned down and another was arrested alive in Dialgam area of Anantnag.
Acting on intelligence tip off about the presence of terrorists, security forces first cordoned-off and then started searching the area.
The search operation slowly turned into an encounter as the militants started indiscriminate fired on the forces. In retaliatory firing, one terrorist was killed while the others surrendered.
The slain terrorist has been identified as Rouf Khanday, who he had gone missing early this year and his gun-wielding photograph had come on social media.