Militant killed in ongoing Sopore gunfight

Srinagar

A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in Sopore village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.

A senior police officer told news agency GNS that one militant has been killed during the ongoing operation.

As per the sources two LeT militants are believed to be under the trap.

Earlier, reports said that a joint team of army’s 22 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off the Bunpora Mohalla of Dangerpora Sopore area this morning.

After several hours long siege, the joint team intensified the searches and fired some gunshots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire leading to an encounter, they said.

Meanwhile, authorities suspended internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in the wake of the operation.

In order to prevent any law and order problem, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore Ashiq Hussain Lily in a statement ordered the closure of all colleges, Higher secondary in Sopore and all higher secondaries in Zaingeer belt.

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