Army jawan, 2 militants killed in Sopore gunfight
Jammu & Kashmir

Army jawan, 2 militants killed in Sopore gunfight

Two unidentified militants and a security man were killed in a gunfight in north Kashmirs Sopore sub district on Friday.

The gunfight erupted at Drusoo Behrampora village in Sopore, over 55 kms from Srinagar, when joint teams of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation Thursday evening after input about militants presence.

As forces cordoned the suspected houses, hiding militants in the village opened fire triggering a gunfight. The gunfight ended with the killing of two militants, a police officer said. One of the two Army men injured in the gunfight later scrummed to his injuries.

The identities of the slain militants are being established. J&K police chief Sheesh Paul Vaid confirmed killing of two militants." Two bodies of terrorists recovered from encounter site in Sopore, operation concluded," Vaid tweeted.

In wake of the killing of two militants, the authorities closed all schools and colleges in Sopore as a precautionary measure to avoid any law and order situation. The authorities also suspended mobile internet in the area.

The gunfight in Sopore village broke hours after security forces killed two local militants of Hizbul Mujahideen in frontier district of Kupwara. The two slain, police said, were involved in snatching a rifle from a cop earlier this week.