Baramulla, May 18 : A militant was killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district, official sources said.
On a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of 22 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation at Hathlangoo, Sopore, this morning.All the exit points were sealed and house-to-house searches launched, the sources said.
However, during the operation, militants fired on search party of security forces, they said, adding in the return fire a militant was killed so far. The operation was going on when the reports last in, they added.
Meanwhile, additional security forces and state police personnel have been deployed in Sopore and adjacent areas to prevent demonstrators. Mobile internet service has also been suspended in Sopore as a precautionary measure to prevent rumours. (UNI)