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Two gunfights underway in J-K’s Sopore, Shopian; 1 terrorist killed

In Sopore, firing exchanges took place in Warpora area, the same site of an encounter on Thursday where two policemen and a civilian were injured.

SNS | New Delhi |

Two gunfights are underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore and Shopian districts on Friday between militants and security forces, with one terrorist being killed in the Shopian encounter.

In Sopore, firing exchanges took place in Warpora area, the same site of an encounter on Thursday where two policemen and a civilian were injured.

The police said that there were no reports of any militant casualties in the gun battle so far.

All educational institutions in Sopore were closed and mobile Internet services suspended as a precautionary measure.

The second gunfight took place in Shopian’s Imam Sahib after security forces cordoned off the area following the information about the presence of militants.

On Thursday, three militants were killed while seven security men and three civilians injured in three different gun battles in the Kashmir Valley.

Two terrorists were neutralised by the security forces in the Baramulla encounter yesterday. One terrorist was identified as Aamir Rasool of Sopore and the other is a Pakistani national. Both the terrorists were affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).