Sopore Gunfight: One Militant Killed



A militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Wadoora Payeen village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday evening.

Reports said that one militant has been killed so far and the gunfight is going on. Earlier, the encounter began after a team of government forces including Army’s 22 RR, SOG Sopore, 177, 179 and 92 CRPF Batallion Baramulla and Police cordon off Wadoora  Payeen village.

As the forces intensified the searches, militants hiding in the area opened fire, leading to a gunfight. The body of the slain militant has been retrieved from the site of encounter and the identity and affiliation of the slain is being ascertained.

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