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Security Forces Kill Two Terrorists In Ongoing Encounter In Sopore, North Kashmir

In Rafiabad, Sopore, an encounter erupted as security forces confronted terrorists. Two militants were neutralized amid ongoing gunfire, prompting local authorities to close educational institutions as a precaution. Security operations persist in the area.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Jun 19, 2024 16:59 IST
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Sopore Encounter
Sopore Encounter

Aasif Suhaf

An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Rafiabad area of Sopore in Baramulla district on Wednesday. The joint team of Police, Army, and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Lyser, Hadipora area of Rafiabad in Sopore jurisdiction. As the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists opened fire, leading to an exchange of gunfire.

As of the latest update, an intermittent exchange of fire was still ongoing. In response to the situation, authorities closed government degree college Hadipora and Panash institution as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of students and staff.

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During the encounter, security forces successfully neutralized two terrorists. The identity of the slain terrorists is yet to be ascertained. The top police officer confirmed the citing of bodies of two terrorists in the ongoing encounter.

The operation is still ongoing as security forces continue to intensify searches in the area.

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First published on: Jun 19, 2024 04:59 PM IST

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