Sopore Gunfight: Police Version

Srinagar

Police on Friday issued the following statement regarding a gunfight said that based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Warpora area of north Kashmir’s Sopore district, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by Police and security forces in the area.

“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Their identities and affiliations are being ascertained,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter,” he said.

“Citizens are requested not to venture inside encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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