Times of Kashmir

| 22 Oct 2019
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Wadoora Sopore Encounter: One militant killed, operation on

One militant has been killed in ongoing gunfight which broke out between militants and government forces in Wadoora payeen village of Sopore in north Kashmir Baramulla district on Tuesday after several hours of siege.

Official sources told KNO that one militant has been killed amid ongoing encounter. Earlier Officials said that a joint team of army’s 22 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off the Wodoora Payeen area Sopore this morning.

After day long siege, the joint team intensified the searches and fired some gunshots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire leading to an encounter, they said.

A police officer also confirmed that the gunfight broke out between the militants and the government forces in the area and said that two militants are believed to be under trapped.

He said that earlier the cordon-and-search operation was launched in the area following specific information about the presence of some militants.

Sources earlier said that two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants area believed to be trapped in area. Meanwhile Soon after the encounter authorities have also suspended internet services in Sopore division.(KNO)

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