Encounter breaks out in Baramulla, one militant killed

Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar, Feb 21: Encounter going on between militants and joint forces at Warpora Sopore in North Kashmir since yesterday evening, among the two Lashkar militants, one is believed to be killed but dead body not retrieved yet. Operation is still going on.

An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Sopore township of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday morning, police said.
Acting on specific input, the security personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore, they said.

A senior official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired at the search party of the security men, who then returned fire.

The exchange of fire was on and further details were awaited, he added.