Two militants were killed in an encounter that broke out in Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir on Friday morning. The internet services in the town have been suspended and the police have requested locals to stay away from the encounter site.
Acting on specific input, the security personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore, the police said. A senior official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired at the search party of the security men, who then returned fire.
Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation in the matter. Last night the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Sopore had imposed Section 144 of the CrPC —preventing the assembly of four or more people — in the area citing apprehension of law and order problems in the area.
In a tweet, the Sopore police said, “In view of the apprehension of law and order problem, restrictions under section 144 of the CRPC are hereby been imposed on the gathering of more than four persons in the entire sub-division of Sopore with effect from Thursday evening, till further orders by ADC Sopore.”