Two local militants killed in military operation in Sopore, says Police

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Srinagar: Police on Friday identified both militants who were killed in a overnight military operation in Warpora area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In a statement police said that based upon a specific intelligence input regarding the presence of militants in village Warpora Sopore, a joint Cordon and search operation was launched by Sopore Police, Army 22 RR, CRPF 179/177/92 BN in the area on 22 July 2021 at about 16:37 hours.

“During search operation, the searching party while heading towards the suspected spot came under heavy volume of firing by the terrorists who were hiding in a residential house. The security forces retaliated the fire leading to an encounter and in the ensuing overnight gun fight, two militants identified as Fayaz Ahmad War @Rukana @Umar S/O Gh. Mohi ud din War R/O Warpora Sopore & Shaheen Ahmad Mir @Shaheen Molvi S/O Mohd Kamal Mir R/O Cherpora Budgam both belonging to proscribed LeT Militant outfit were eliminated,” they added.

“Some incriminating materials and arms and ammunition were recovered from an encounter site,” they said.

Regarding the incident Case FIR NO. 195/2021 stands registered in Police Station Sopore.

“The slain Fayaz Ahmad War was a top LeT Commander and his elimination is considered a big success for the security forces and sever jolt to the LeT outfit.”

He was involved in a number of terror incidents, Civilian killings /attacks on Police/security forces establishments, reads the statement. (KS)


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