Sopore gunfight: Two militants killed, bodies recovered

Srinagar: Two militants were reportedly killed on Thursday in a gunfight with armed forces in north Kashmir’s Baramullah district.

Two militants were killed in the operation in Talyan Arampora area of Sopore, an army officer told GNS.

He said the bodies of both the militants were recovered from the site of the gunfight.

Earlier, a joint team of army’s 22RR, SOG and CRPF laid a siege in the area following specific information about the presence of some militants late last night.

SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal said that the gunfight broke out after the hiding militants lobbed a grenade and opened fire on a search party.

“Internet has been suspended in the area as a precautionary measure,” an official stated.

All educational institutions remained closed in view of the shootout and search operation.

“All schools and degree college Sopore falling under the municipal limits of Sopore will remain shut today as a precautionary measure,” read an order, issued by the ADC Sopore.

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