Barmulla, Aug 3: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed and a jawan was injured in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Sopore in this north Kashmir district on Saturday, a police spokesman said.
He said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint CASO in a village in Sopore following a tip-off about the presence of militants. When the security forces were moving towards a particular area, the militants hiding there opened fire. The fire was retaliated, ensuing in an encounter, in which two militants of JeM were killed.
Additional security forces and state police personnel were deployed to prevent any demonstrations. Meanwhile, mobile internet service has been suspended in Sopore as a precautionary measure to prevent rumours.( UNI)