Unidentified militant killed in Kashmir’s Sopore

Clashes erupted in Warpora after youth tried to march towards the site of the gunfight to rescue the militants, reports said. (PTI File Photo)

An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday.
The gunfight broke out in the morning when a joint team of army's Rashtriya Rifles, J&K police and paramilitary CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Warpora, Sopore, 55 kms from here, after inputs about the presence of two militants in the area, reports said.
“As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the forces, triggering a gunfight. In the retaliatory action an unidentified militant killed,” a police official said and added the body of the slain militant is yet to be recovered.
“There is possibility of one more militant hiding in the area and operation is on,” he said.
Clashes erupted in Warpora after some youth tried to march towards the site of the gunfight to rescue the militants, reports said.
The market remained closed in Sopore town due to the gunfight. However, traffic was plying on the town roads.
The latest encounter comes days after four soldiers, three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, one of them being suspected of having plotted last week’s terror attack terror attack on the national highway, a police constable and a civilian were killed in an 18-hour-long gunfight in Pinglina village of south Kashmir’s volatile Pulwama district on Monday.
Last Thursday, Adil Ahmad Dar, a 21-year-old local militant, had rammed a car packed with huge explosives into a CRPF convoy killing 49 paramilitary personnel and injuring dozens of others. It was the deadliest single attack on security forces in Kashmir. Jaish, the terror group that operates from Pakistan, had claimed responsibility for the attack.

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