Sopore encounter: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants killed, one jawan injured; arms recovered

The Sopore encounter in Jammu and Kashmir comes days after Lashkar-e-Taiba chief commander Abu Dujana, along with one other militant, Arif Bhat, was killed in an encounter with forces last week.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 5, 2017 6:43 pm
Sopore, jammu and kashmir, sopore encounter, sopore district, J&K attack, kashmir unrest, lashkar-e-taiba, let, abu dujana, kashmir encounter, indian army sopore Sopore encounter: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, police said. Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi

Security forces gunned down three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants on Friday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore area in Baramulla in which one police jawan was injured. Arms and ammunitions have also been recovered from the militants, reported news agency ANI. A police official informed PTI that security forces launched an operation following information about the presence of militants in Amargarh area of Sopore.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Commanding Officer 52 Rashtriya Rifles, Rajeshwar Jamwal said, “We requested the militants to surrender but they opened fire. Then, we responded in the same way.”

Sopore, jammu and kashmir, sopore encounter, sopore district, J&K attack, kashmir unrest, lashkar-e-taiba, let, abu dujana, kashmir encounter, indian army sopore Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, police said. Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi

Post-encounter, internet services have been snapped in Baramulla. All government and private schools and colleges in Sopore have were also closed on Saturday. Additional Deputy Commissioner informed ANI. A search operation is conducted since Saturday  early morning by 179 Battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 52 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Sopore, jammu and kashmir, sopore encounter, sopore district, J&K attack, kashmir unrest, lashkar-e-taiba, let, abu dujana, kashmir encounter, indian army sopore Army display ammunition in Baramulla army camp during three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, police said. Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi 05-08-2017

The encounter in Jammu and Kashmir comes days after Lashkar-e-Taiba chief commander Abu Dujana, along with one other militant, Arif Bhat, was killed in an encounter with forces last week. His death was considered a major victory by security forces as he was one of the most popular commanders and recruiters in south Kashmir.

The internet services have also been snapped in North Kashmir’s Baramulla District. Earlier in the day, a joint cordon and search operation (CASO) was being conducted by the security forces.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results