According to the police spokesman, so far six bodies of militants were recovered from the encounter site in Sadapora Sopore.
“Six bodies of militants have been recovered from the encounter site in Sadapora, Sopore. One of the slain militant has been identified as Athar Yousuf Dar @ Naveed son of Mohammad Yousuf Dar resident of Bismilllah Colony, Sopore. The identity of the other militants is being ascertained. The body of the slain militant was handed over to the next of the kin for last rites,” said SP Sopore, Imtiyaz Mir.
During the gun battle, according to police spokesman, major Abhijeet was shot by militants on Wednesday morning, injuring him critically.
The operation that started when on a tip off, Sopore police and 22 RR launched a joint operation in wee hours on December 18 is still going on.
According to police, the militant group had recently entered in Sopore from other areas of North Kashmir as LeT was depleting in Sopore