Two militants killed in military operation in Sopore, says police

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‘Foreign militant involved in killing of two councilors, cop among slain’

Sopore: A foreign national ‘involved in the killing of two councilors and a police cop’ is among two militants killed in a military operation in Nathipora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Officials said that two militants were killed in the joint operation at Nathipora Sopore which is a huge success since one among them was involved in the Sopore attack that resulted in the killing of two councilors and a police cop during a scheduled meeting on March 29 in the ensuing year.

Notably, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Sopore then in a news conference had stated that the two Lashkar militants are involved in the attack and very soon they will be either made to surrender or eliminated.

A police official said that the duo was hiding at a suspected spot and fired upon the joint search party triggering the operation..

He said that along with the foreign a local militant has been killed in the operation.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar earlier informed that among the trapped militants, one is foreign who is involved in the killing of two councilors and a policeman.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure to maintain the law and order situation in the police district Sopore, authorities have suspended internet services.


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