SRINAGAR — Two militants were killed in the gunfight at Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.
Reports reaching here said that two unidentified militants were killed in the encounter that broke out on Thursday late evening after Army’s 22 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area.
An official said that the search is going on and the identification of duo is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, several youth were injured during the clashes that erupted between them and government forces near the gunfight site. As per reports, the youth during the clashes received pellet injuries.
Earlier, a joint team of Army, J&K Police and CRPF cordoned Warpora locality of Sopore last night and started a search operation.
Sources said that the hiding militants opened fire upon the troops, however, the militants managed to escape the initial site of the gunfight. The troops then continued the search operation during which militants again opened fire, triggering an encounter.
In the ensuing gunfight, two militants have been killed, sources said.
Meanwhile, administration in Sopore issued a statement, “In view of the apprehension of law and order problem, restrictions under sec 144 CRPC are hereby imposed on the gathering of more than four persons in entire Sub-division Sopore with effect from evening 21-02-2019 till further orders.”
However, authorities have suspended mobile internet service in entire Sopore as a precautionary measure. (KNO)
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