J&K: Security forces launch CASO in Sapore, two terrorists trapped

J&K: Security forces launch CASO in Sapore, two terrorists trapped

Two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), including a divisional commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces in apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, a senior police official said.

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in the Check-e-Brath area of Sopore, security forces launched a cordon and search operation this morning, a police spokesperson said.

According to the reports, the terrorist killed in the encounter was identified as Ishfaq Paddar, a resident of Machiwa.

The security forces also recovered one AK-47 and a pistol. Following the encounter, the entire area has been sealed.

He said Parveez was involved in a series of civilian and Policemen killings and various attacks on Police and other security forces.

Before this, Pakistan violated ceasefire in the Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC). A gunfight between the security forces and militants broke out earlier today during a search operation in Baramulla district.

In another incident, four CRPF jawans were injured in a grenade attack on Monday by militants on a patrol party of the security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the search operation is still on and more details in this regard are awaited.

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