Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Friday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town. Police said one of the militants, whose identity is yet to be established, was killed in Warpora locality. “The operation against the militants is still going on,” a police source said.
Clashes broke out between civilians and security forces near the gunfight site as protesters tried to disrupt the operation against the militants. Security forces used pellet gunshots and tear smoke to quell the protests, injuring some of the protesters. On a tip off, the security forces started a cordon and search operation in Warpora.
“As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter,” a police officer said. Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Sopore and adjoining areas.