Sopore gunfight over, two militants killed: Police

The gunfight raging in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has ended with the killings of two militants, police said on Friday.

A police spokesperson said based on a “credible input” about the presence of militants in Warpora Sopore, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by police and forces in the area yesterday.

“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight,” he said. 

He said in the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of the firefight. 

Their identities and affiliations are being ascertained, the spokesperson said. 

He said incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of the gunfight. 

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,” he added.


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