Two militants killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore

As the security forces tightened the cordon, the hiding militants fired at them triggering the encounter at the first light.

Published: 25th June 2020 07:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2020 08:39 PM   |  A+A-

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Security forces stand guard during an encounter with militants. Image used for representational purposes (File Photo | PTI)


SRINAGAR: Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hardshiva in Sopore area in north Kashmir Thursday morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who then retaliated.

Two militants have been killed so far, the official said, adding that the operation was still in progress.

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