Two militants killed in Sopore encounter

Elias Hubbard
June 2, 2017

Two terrorists were killed in a brief encounter with security forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday, police said.

Officials said a joint search operation between police and the Indian Army's 21 Rashtriya Rifles was launched following intelligence of terrorists being present in Sopore's Natipora village.

"As the search party intensified the combing operation, the hiding militants threw a grenade and opened indiscriminate fire on them, resulting in injuries to the two army men".

Director General of Police S P Vaid said the slain terrorists were locals who belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen and were behind an attack on a police party.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed. "They then detained him and kept him behind bars for two years", said Mir's father, adding that he did not know why he was detained.

"Two militants involved in the grenade attack have been detained", said the spokesman. The duo has also been identified from the CCTV footage. As terrorists took shelter in the village later, the army and the CRPF cordoned off the area in the village and began attempts to flush the terrorists. Both these slain militants were wanted in Case FIR No. 128/2016 U/S 307, 302 RPC, 07/27 A. Act of Police Station Dangiwacha. It was the 15th day of Ramadan previous year. After establishing his identity, the police arrested him during a raid.

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