Another militant killed in Sopore encounter, toll 2: Officials
Baramulla, Aug 24 (KNO): Another militant has been killed in the ongoing gunfight in Pethseer village of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, taking the toll to two, officials said here.
An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army 52 RR and CRPF 177,179 and 92 cordoned off the village following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that as the forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, the militants fired at the security forces that was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
He said that in the ensuing gunfight another militant has been killed, taking the toll to 2, while search operation in the area is going on.
Meanwhile, authorities have suspended train service between Srinagar and Baramulla junction, and mobile internet service has also been suspended in Sopore as a precautionary measure—(KNO)