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Two militants, army man killed in Sopore gunfight

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Srinagar: Two militants and an army man were killed in a gunfight in Pazalpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday morning, news agency GNS reported.

Two militants were killed in the gunfight which broke out in wee hours today after army’s 22 RR, SOG and CRPF 92 BN launched a cordon-and-search operation in Pazalpora area of Sopore, reported news agency GNS.

An army man, identified as Brijesh Kumar who was injured earlier in the initial gunfire succumbed at the military hospital at 92 base Badamibagh in Srinagar.

An army officer also confirmed the killing of two militants and the army man in the gunfight. SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal said that the exchange of firing stopped and the searches has been launched to recover the bodies, reported GNS.

He said that the operation was launched following the specific inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.

The identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained, Greater Kashmir quoted sources saying. When reports last came in the searches at gunfight site was going on.

Meanwhile, in wake of the killing of the killing of the two militants, authorities have closed all colleges and higher secondary schools in Baramulla and Sopore. All educational institutions will remain closed in Rafiabad.

 

(with inputs from GNS)

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