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.

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    Shafted mohammed
    Aug 5, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    Good job guys another 72 to get and expecting some good news from baramullah. Send the stone pelters to car Nicobar so they can pelt stones there are form man made island which India can claim as its own.
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      zubair
      Aug 5, 2017 at 1:58 pm
      India go out of Kashmir. Kashmiries will fight till they liberate it from indian occupation.
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        xyz
        Aug 5, 2017 at 2:47 pm
        Keep fighting , our army will keep sending jihadis to jannat to virgin s Keep throwing stones , ruin future for . Here other teenagers will study , play sports , will have bright future ahead , so stop being a stooges .
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          NSG
          Aug 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm
          You are no one to give advise. Day will come when kashmir haters will vanish completely. Indian Army will put all haters to space free of cost.
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            zubair
            Aug 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm
            Kashmir will get its freedom soon. Inshallah
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            Shafted mohammed
            Aug 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm
            Kashmir will get freedom from Pakistan , that is certain so is Baluchistan and Sindh. Pakistan would split in four pieces landlocked as would have no contact with sea.
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            vatsal
            Aug 5, 2017 at 11:35 am
            We are proud of you - the protectors of the country from the designs of ISIS. The other day we saw news item of a Major and a Jawan getting ambushed. It pained us. Fighting and in the process laying down the life for motherland is understandable though it causes pain to the immediate family. My dear protectors of the nation from the designs of ISIS and NAXALS please take all the care even if some collateral damage results in the process. Citizens have no right to side anti-nationals.
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              p g
              Aug 5, 2017 at 10:13 am
              Good, jawans. Keep up the tempo and finish more and more and see that not a single anti-national nor terrorist escapes. Plug all the loop-holes.
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                yash sehgal
                Aug 5, 2017 at 10:12 am
                Wah wah Indian Army ke shero..chun chun ke maaro in haraami soovron ko..BHARAT MATA KI JAI ..VANDE MATRAM..
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