Srinagar, May 04, KDC: Two militants have been killed in an encounter with joint team of police, CRPF and army at Nathipora area of north Kashmir’s Sopore on Tuesday, officials said.
Reports reaching to KDC said the encounter had ensued after a team of police and army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles was fired upon during a cordon-and-search operation launched in the area amid specific inputs about the presence of the militants.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar told KDC that two militant have been killed so far and searches are on in the area.
Earlier, a police official said that a foreign militant, Hamas alias Asrar alias Saria was trapped at the site.
He said the militant was “involved in killing of two councilors and a policeman”
Two councillors namely Reyaz Ahmad Peer and Shamasdin Peer besides policeman Shafqat Nazir Khan were killed in Sopore in a militant attack on March 29 last. (KDC)