Sopore gunfight: Another militant killed, toll reaches two

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Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and government forces at Banpora, Dangerpora area of sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday morning.

A police spokesman in a statement said on a credible input, a cordon & search operation was launched jointly by police and government forces in Dangerpora area of Sopore


“During the search operation, the hiding militants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.” He said.

Adding that in the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. “The identities and affiliation of the killed militants is being ascertained.”

Incriminating material including arms & ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.

Already, authorities closed all educational institutions including colleges and higher secondary schools in Zangeer area while as internet services are blocked as well.