Sopore encounter: Army man, cop injured


An army trooper and a policeman were injured in ongoing gunfight at Drusoo village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

SSP Javid Iqbal said that the soldier and the cop sustained injures in fresh exchange of gunfight at Drusoo village of Bahrampora in Watergam.

He said that both the injured have been evacuated and taken to hospital for treatment.

Earlier, a cordon-and-search operation was launched at Drusoo village following specific information about the presence of two militants inside a residential house last night.

As the searches were underway, the hiding militants opened fire upon the forces triggering off a gunfight, he had said.

The gunfight continued intermittently till wee hours today, he said.

According to reports two militants have been killed in the encounter.

Meanwhile, sources identified the slain militant as Reyaz Ahmad of Naseerabad Sopore while as another one is Khursheed Ahmad Malik son of Ghulam Nabi Malik of Arabal Nikas, Pulwama who was missing since Tuesday morning. (GNS)


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