An encounter started at Pinjora area of Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police and security forces are carrying out the operation. On Sunday, five terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in the same area. The joint operation was launched after an intelligence input was received about the presence of terrorists in the area. The operation is still underway

Shopian: Four terrorists were killed in an encounter in Pinjora area of Shopian district on Monday. Police and security forces carried out the joint operation, Jammu and Kashmir police said. The encounter started in the early hours of Monday and by about 11 am, bodies of the four terrorists were recovered. Arms and ammunition also recovered and operation has concluded, the security officials confirmed. Three jawans are injured during the operation.
"A joint operation was launched in the early hours today on intelligence input by JK Police. Cordon was laid and contact was established with the terrorists. Firefight ensued. Four terrorists have been eliminated," Army officials told Times Now. 

"Encounter has started at Pinjora village of Shopian district of South Kashmir Police and security forces are on the job," J-K Police said earlier in the morning.

It is believed that the group of four terrorists belonging to a joint group of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Jaish e Mohammad (JeM) was trapped in the area. The four terrorists were hiding in a small village in the area and contact was established with the hiding terrorists in the early hours on Monday.

Meanwhile, Pakistan violated ceasefire along Line of Control in Keran and Rampur sectors of Kupwara and Baramula districts on Sunday.

Second Encounter In 24 Hours: Five Terrorists Were Killed On Sunday

This is the second encounter within a span of 24 hours in the Shopian area of the Kashmir Valley. On Sunday, a major operation in Shopian resulted in neutralising five Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including a top commander of the banned outfit. The security forces launched an operation based on specific inputs regarding the presence of terrorists in the area. The militants opened fire and in the resulting exchange that ensued, five dreaded terrorists were killed.