Several injured during clashes near encounter site
Sopore, February 22: Two militants were killed in the gunfight at Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.
Reports reaching KNO said that two unidentified militant were killed in the encounter that broke out on Thursday late evening after Army’s 22 RR, and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation in Warpora area of Sopore.
An official said that the search is going on and the identification of duo is yet to be ascertained. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Kashmir Range, Atul Kumar Goel told KNO the two top militants of Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed.
“There was no collateral damage & no injuries to security personnel and identities yet to be ascertained. The public is requested not to venture into the operational area until it is sanitized,” he said. Meanwhile, several youth were injured during the clashes that erupted between youth and forces near the gunfight site.
According to KNO correspondent, the youth during clashes received pellet injuries. Earlier, a joint team of Army, Jammu Kashmir Police and CRPF cordoned Warpora locality of Sopore last night and started a search operation.
Sources told KNO that the hiding militants opened fire upon the troops, however the militants managed to escape the initial site of the gunfight, the troops continued the search operations during which militants again opened fire, triggering an encounter. In the ensuing gunfight, two militants have been killed, sources told KNO.
Meanwhile, administration Sopore issued a statement, “In view of the apprehension of law and order problem, restrictions under sec 144 CRPC are hereby imposed on the gathering of more than 4 persons in entire Sub-division Sopore with effect from evening 21-02-2019 till further orders.”However, authorities have suspended mobile internet service in entire Sopore as precautionary measures