Foreign militant trapped at Sopore gunfight site: IGP

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IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference at Police Control Room Srinagar
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference at Police Control Room Srinagar

SRINAGAR — A foreign militant involved in the killing of two councilors and a policeman is trapped in an intense gun battle that broke out between militants and security forces in Nathipora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday afternoon.

In a tweet, IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar informed that the foreign militant involved in the killing of two councillors and a policeman at Sopore on March 29 this year is trapped in the ongoing encounter.

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Earlier, reports reaching here said that a joint team of SOG, Army’s 22 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Nathipora.

As the joint team of forces encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed about the exchange of firing between the militants and security forces.

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