Kashmir encounter: Two militants killed in Sopore

Kashmir encounter: Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in north Kashmir's Baramulla district at around 3:30 am today after receiving information about the presence of militants there.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2017 5:19 pm
kashmir encounter, kashmir militants killed, sopore, sopore encounter, baramulla encounter The militants reportedly holed up in a house in Sopore opened fire on the forces triggering the gun-battle.

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in an encounter in the Nathi Pora area of Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir early Thursday morning. Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, S P Vaid, identified them as Aijaz and Basharat. The militants were holed up in a house in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. They opened fire on the forces triggering the gun-battle.

“The security forces laid a cordon around the area. As they were closing in on the house where the militants were hiding, they opened fire. The security forces retaliated leading to death of the two militants,” the DGP said. Authorities received information on the hiding militants after interrogating two persons, who attacked a police deployment part in Sopore town the day before. The two who attacked police, had done so at the behest of those hiding in Sopore.

“Yesterday, a grenade attack was carried out on a police deployment party in Sopore town in which four policemen were injured,” Vaid was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. “The description of assailants and CCTV footage helped in identifying and arresting two persons, including one who had hurled the grenade at the police party.”

Two AK rifles were recovered along with five AK magazines. Apart from these, Rs 2, 000 cash and two rubber stamps were also found among other things.

The encounter comes barely a week after Sabzar Bhatt, Burhan Wani’s successor was gunned down and six other militants were killed in a separate incident.

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    Shyamal Ganguly
    Jun 1, 2017 at 4:09 pm
    This news will make Rahul Pappu, Mumtaz Begum very unhappy.
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      rddy
      Jun 1, 2017 at 11:04 am
      Good going,salute to indian Army
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        Damodar Biswal
        Jun 1, 2017 at 10:55 am
        All terrorists should be apprehended n killed.Regular kil will demoralise the separatists,militants n stone pelters.
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          Lalit
          Jun 1, 2017 at 10:36 am
          This is just a guess....may be and i am saying may be its the deposed ex chief of Hizb Zakir Musa who has spilled the beans regarding his ex comrades whereabouts after a tiff with the high command in POK...the swift and consistently effectve way of action against terrorists indicates that security forces have laid their hand at a huge cache of intelligence.
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            mimi sur
            Jun 1, 2017 at 10:26 am
            Now their god Mohammad, the dog has to arrange 144 virgins for them . 72 for each .
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              siriyaar
              Jun 1, 2017 at 9:59 am
              Kill all of them it peacefull place, also very strict action on stone pelters, shoot with real bullets.
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                Swadeshi
                Jun 1, 2017 at 9:13 am
                Wow. What a news..it seems militants are hunted out like mad dogs...good job...finish them quick so that peaceful Kashmir can live in peace
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                  sochee
                  Jun 1, 2017 at 9:02 am
                  Entire Muslim population of this country should be sent to Kashmir and settled there. That will solve all the problems that India now faces.
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